Does Meta Quest 3 work with Steam?

An image of the Meta Quest 3 with the Steam library in background

If you're a proud owner of the latest Quest headset or contemplating buying one, a question that's likely been on your mind is: does Meta Quest 3 work with Steam?

After you've finished the best Oculus games and the best mixed-reality games for Meta Quest 3, you might find yourself craving new gaming experiences. That's where Steam's vast library of best VR games comes into play. But can you get them on Quest 3?

In this guide, we will explore the feasibility of playing your Steam games on the Meta Quest 3 and, if possible, provide you with instructions on how to achieve this.

Does Meta Quest 3 work with Steam?

Although you cannot directly install Steam on your Meta Quest 3 headset, you have the option to connect the headset to your VR-ready PC, enabling you to enjoy your entire collection of VR games from Steam.

There are two methods to connect your Meta Quest 3 headset to your PC. The first involves using a wired connection with a Meta Quest 3 accessory called the Link Cable. Alternatively, you can establish a wireless connection using Air Link or Virtual Desktop.

For those who may be curious, if you have the best gaming router/modem (Wi-Fi 6 equipped) and your gaming PC is directly wired to the router/modem, you'll experience virtually negligible latency. So, if you value mobility, don't hesitate to give the wireless method a try.

It's also worth mentioning that the Steam Deck combined with Meta Quest 3 is a visual treat.

Meta Quest 3 PC specifications

In order to connect your Meta Quest 3 headset to a PC, there are certain compatibility requirements that your computer must meet to ensure a seamless gaming experience.

Here are the recommended PC specifications:

  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB+ RAM
  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 11

In addition to the previously mentioned requirements, your PC must also have a compatible graphics card. To verify whether your GPU is compatible with the Meta Quest 3, please visit this link for a comprehensive list of supported graphics cards.

And that's everything about the compatibility of the Meta Quest 3 with Steam. Before you head off, make sure you know the critical details about the Quest 3 headset such as its charge time, FOV, and battery life.

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