You don’t have to worry about that anytime soon, according to the company’s CTO. “All of the games we announced at the Gaming Showcase are playable on both Quest 2 and Quest 3, and we expect this to remain the norm for some time,” Meta CTO and VR/AR head Andrew “Boz” Bosworth tells me .
However, he doesn’t rule out the possibility of Quest 3-exclusive or Quest 3-best games: “Of course, mixed reality and high-powered titles may start making their way to Quest 3 over time,” he adds.
This makes some sense to me: after all, the Quest 2 doesn’t have full-color cameras to let you properly integrate your real-world surroundings into a game, unlike the Quest Pro and the new Quest 3. And I’d hate for a potentially app-killing, to be held back by the Quest 2’s processing power – although Meta has promised to boost the Quest 2’s performance with a software update.
As another data point, Steam’s latest hardware survey shows that over 45 percent of VR headset users there are connecting the Quest 2 to their gaming PC, compared to just over 2 percent using the original Quest.
Boz still hasn’t answered my follow-up question about retroactively closing games (see below); I’ll update here if it does.