Upcoming Quest Features
Oculus has announced several other features that are in the works. Here’s some we’re looking forward to.
Native Interface for Oculus Link & Air Link
Oculus Link & Air Link allow you to use your Quest headset like a PC VR headset. As it stands, that means the computer basically treats headset like an Oculus Rift, so you see and interact with the Rift PC interface once your start using Link. This is a bit jarring since it’s very different from the Quest interface (and means you don’t have access to the usual Quest menu for things like media capture, sharing, social actions, and settings adjustments.
Luckily Oculus has stated that its working on a native interface for Link which will merge things together more seamlessly. The feature hasn’t been fully detailed yet, but we expect that activating Link in the future will keep the user in the usual Quest interface, while a separate ‘Link Library’ will be presented alongside their usual Quest apps.
Quest Home Going Social
We’ve been wishing for a quick and easy way to simply get face to face with virtual friends in Quest and it seems that will finally happen. Late last year Oculus announced it would finally make the Quest home space social, allowing you to invite friends over to chat, watch videos, or launch into VR apps together.
This feature was supposed to be coming “soon,” though we’re still waiting for it to drop. In the future Oculus says users will even be able to customize their home space.
– – — – –
Are there any great features missing from Quest and Quest 2 that you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments below.