Wouldn't it be nice to connect your Oculus Quest 2 to a PS4 or PS5 and have an immersive VR experience?
The increasing popularity of Virtual Reality gaming has certainly caught people's attention. But can the current market leader, the Oculus Quest 2, encourage even greater uptake from gamers, by connecting with mainstream consoles? Can you connect Oculus Quest 2 to PS4 or PS5? That's the question we'll be answering in this article. So sit down, make yourself comfortable and we'll get started.
But just before we do, we'll acknowledge the fact that Oculus has undergone something of a rebrand, and is now known as Meta Quest, with the Meta Quest 3 rumoured to be heading our way soon. But it's the same headset, so the answers haven't changed. Now that's out of the way, let's get to the important stuff.
Can You Connect Oculus Quest 2 To PS4 Or PS5?
Officially, the Quest 2 is not compatible with either the PS4 or the PS5. With Sony confirming the release of their own PSVR 2 headset in 2023, this shouldn't really come as a surprise. Sony would clearly much prefer that people use their VR headset, rather than that of a 3rd party. There are also compatibility questions around the games and the controllers. The Quest is designed primarily for PC use, so plugging it into your console won't make any difference either.
So, is there any way you can play PlayStation games on your Quest headset? Maybe...
How To Connect Your PlayStation To Your Quest 2
While there is no official support between PlayStation and the Quest 2 headset, there are some options, should you wish to play PlayStation games on your headset.
One option is to install something called Sidequest onto your PC. You can then use an APK to install PS Remote Play onto your Oculus headset. Some people who have tried this have found there are issues with the Remote Play app not working particularly well, however.
An alternative option, arguably much easier, is to run PS Remote Play on your PC, and mirror your PC screen to your Quest 2. You'll need the help of Virtual Desktop for this approach, as this is what will mirror your content. Because you are transmitting data in two stages, this has been known to cause issues with latency. This may not be a problem depending on the game you are playing. But for fast-paced games, it could become an issue.
A final option is to use a video capture card instead of PS Remote Play. This will then forward the video input from your console to your Quest 2. The main benefit of using this approach is that it will reduce latency. This generally equates to a smoother, more optimal gaming experience.
If you are interested in trying any of these options, then there are plenty of videos online to walk you through the process. They are far from ideal solutions, but they will work.
More information is trickling through for the PSVR 2, including a first real look at its new design, and even some rumours of Half-Life: Alyx being playable on the device. But if you are looking for an optimal VR experience with your PlayStation right now, then the PSVR is your better option.