Oculus Quest 2 Now Helps 90Hz Video games
Oculus announced the first major update to the Quest 2 virtual reality headset, adding a 90Hz refresh rate mode that was promised at the product launch.
According to the lengthy blog post by Oculus, developers can now ship titles for Quest 2 that include 90 Hz support instead of the standard base refresh rate of 72 Hz. A selection of games – such as Beat Saber, Vacation Simulator, Superhot, and Space Pirate Trainer – will support the 90 Hz refresh rate, with more in the pipeline.
If you connect the Quest 2 to your PC with an Oculus Link cable, you can now choose between 72 Hz, 80 Hz or 90 Hz with the Oculus app.
There is also improved visual quality for users using the link function. For those who rely on automatic profile settings to optimize their Quest 2’s graphics, there is a new interface for changing these options in the PC app.
Later this month, Oculus will also introduce additional options for the headset’s mobile and desktop apps. This includes support from Oculus Move, an app that allows you to track calorie consumption in VR. In addition, the app lets you capture the headset screen for iOS or Android for quick sharing with game clips and more.
Finally, Oculus will be launching gift game support through its online store. This could be useful if you know someone who is receiving a Quest 2 this holiday season.