If you are wondering how to connect Quest 2 to Xbox Series X|S, this guide will show you the best way to do it.
Since the relative lack of success of the Kinect system, Xbox has shown little appetite for getting involved in VR gaming. Sony, of course, has the PSVR system, with the upcoming PSVR 2 heading our way, while the Oculus Quest 2 is far and away from the most popular VR system on the market, that is until the Meta Quest 3 comes along...
But is there a way of connecting the Quest 2 to Xbox Series X|S, to at least give Xbox fans a flavour of the VR experience? We already know that Xbox One players can connect to the Oculus Rift. We'll find out today whether there are any options for Series X|S users with the Quest 2.
Can You Connect Oculus Quest 2 To Xbox Series X|S?
Microsoft doesn't offer any sort of official support for a VR headset to be connected directly to its consoles. While yes, there is an app to allow the Xbox One to connect with the Oculus Rift, there is no similar app for the Quest 2. And it doesn't seem as if that's likely to change in the near future.
Microsoft has obviously been investing a lot of, time, money and energy in other projects, such as Xbox Cloud Gaming, buying major game developers such as Bethesda, and building up the Game Pass proposition. Back in March, in a conversation with The Verge, they confirmed that VR was "not a focus".
But that doesn't mean that all doors are slammed shut, bolted, and set on fire. If you want to connect a Quest 2 to Xbox Series X|S, there are options available to you.
How To Connect Oculus Quest 2 To Xbox
The simplest and easiest way to play Xbox Games on your Quest 2 is using Virtual Desktop. Once installed, you are able to mirror your PC screen on your VR headset.
You can then decide whether to use Xbox Cloud Gaming or use Xbox Game Pass, to load games on your PC. Your PC does most of the work, while you use your VR headset instead of your PC screen.
Additionally, you have the option of the Xbox app. The exact same principles apply here as above. Namely, install the app, load a game, and use Virtual desktop to mirror it to your Quest 2.
Whichever method you choose, they're all pretty straightforward. If you do need a bit of help, there are numerous video guides online to walk you through it. It's about as close as we're likely to get to VR on the Xbox anytime soon. But as always, never say never.