Can you play VR games on Apple Vision Pro?

play VR games on Apple Vision Pro - An image of the Super Fruit Ninja game on Vision Pro

play VR games on Apple Vision Pro - An image of the Super Fruit Ninja game on Vision Pro

If you're considering purchasing the Apple Vision Pro or have already added it to your collection of tech gadgets, one question that might be circling your mind is whether you can play VR games on this device.

While the Apple Vision Pro is labelled a spatial computer, at its core, it's a VR headset with mixed-reality features, similar to the Meta Quest 3. This classification makes it perfectly reasonable to question its ability to support VR gaming, given its built-in capacity for immersive virtual experiences.

This guide is designed to shed light on the Apple Vision Pro's capabilities in VR gaming. However, it's important to clarify upfront that currently, you cannot use the Apple Vision Pro with SteamVR.

Can you play VR games on Apple Vision Pro?

Yes, you can play VR games on Apple Vision Pro, although the selection of games optimised for the platform is currently somewhat limited. Hopefully, the list of Apple Vision Pro apps and games will expand as the platform matures.

Here is the list of spatial (VR) games you can play on the Apple Vision Pro:

  • Bloons TD 6+
  • Cut the Rope 3
  • Game Room
  • Illustrated
  • Jetpack Joyride 2
  • LEGO Builder’s Journey
  • Patterned
  • stitch.
  • Super Fruit Ninja
  • Synth Riders
  • Wylde Flowers

In addition to these immersive titles created specifically for Vision Pro, you players can access a catalog of more than 250 Apple Arcade games on the headset, including hit titles like NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition, Sonic Dream Team, and TMNT Splintered Fate.

Moreover, players can access more games from the Mac App Store and apps like Steam using Mac Virtual Display - including popular titles like Lies of P and Baldur’s Gate 3 - and enjoy smooth and responsive gameplay with Game Mode enabled on Mac.

Although the Apple Vision Pro lacks a proper VR controller for gaming, it works seamlessly with popular game controllers, including the PlayStation DualSense and the Xbox Wireless Controller to support various games and spatial experiences.

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