Oculus Quest 2 will get official wi-fi assist for PC VR with Air Hyperlink
The best thing about the Oculus Quest 2 is that you can play cordless games and mess around on Beat Saber without worrying about tripping over the cord or pulling it out of your PC. That only works natively for games installed on the headset, however, and if you want to play PC VR games like Half-Life: Alyx you’ll either need to plug in a USB cable or $ 20 for a third-party solution like Virtual spend desk.
That is set to change with Air Link, a new feature announced in the latest Oculus blog post. Air Link is part of software update v28 released this month.
If the v28 update rolls out for you at a completely random time this month, as it does with Oculus, you can enable Air Link in the Settings> Beta section of the Oculus program on your PC, then in the Settings> Experimental section in your headset that you need to deactivate in order to use a USB cable again.
As with Virtual Desktop, for the best performance you need a top notch router, a wired connection from that to your PC, and proximity to the router while you play. “We’ll work to improve Air Link over time,” says Oculus, “including performance, visual quality, and the ability to run in less than ideal wireless scenarios.”
Oculus also announced native support for a refresh rate of 120 Hz, as suggested by Andrew Bosworth, VP of Facebook Reality Labs, in February. (Quest 2’s refresh rate went up from 72 Hz to 90 Hz in November.) That will be another option on the Experimental panel, and Oculus notes, “Although there aren’t any apps that support 120 Hz yet, people enable them Setting will see 120 Hz performance in the future in apps that choose to support it. “120 Hz support will also be available for Oculus Link later.
The next update also introduces some new features for Infinite Office, such as the ability to pair a physical keyboard via Bluetooth. The Logitech K830 will be the first supported model and will be expanded to include more keyboards in the future. Another experimental feature allows you to place a virtual desk in your home environment that aligns with your actual desk in reality. “With this feature, you can use your desk as a separate seating area to access work tools like the browser,” says Oculus. “In addition to being integrated into your real environment, your virtual desk boundary is automatically saved and recognized so that you can easily pick up where you left off.”