Quest 3 will be compatible with high-end gaming PCs, just like its predecessors, to play the best PC VR games. Meta may have largely given up on PC VR, but it is not yet prepared to give up entirely. Quest 3 will continue to support Oculus Link (also known as Quest Link) and Air Link, a company representative told Road to VR. Users can connect their Quest headsets to their PC via USB-C and use Oculus Link to communicate with the Oculus PC software. From there, users can use the headsets to play Oculus PC games like Lone Echo and SteamVR games like Half-Life: Alyx, as well as Quest 3 when it launches. Quest 3 will also support Air Link, which provides the same PC VR functionality but wirelessly over Wi-Fi.
The PC VR market, which would otherwise be shrinking if not for the abundance of Quest 2 users using their headset to play PC VR games, could be saved by this, just like with earlier versions of the headset. Almost immediately after its release, Quest 2 surpassed all other headsets on the platform in terms of usage, including older versions of Meta’s dedicated PC VR headsets, the Rift and Rift S. It has held that position ever since.