At the 2022 Meta Connect event, it was announced that Xbox Cloud Gaming would come to Meta Quest headsets at some point in the future. Now, one year later, in the latest installment of Mark Zuckerberg’s event, we discovered it will be in December. Yes, it seems that cloud gaming is booming.
Meta’s CEO and co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was brief about the exact details of when this will happen in December, but he did add that the company’s virtual reality headsets, the Meta Quest 3, will have full integration with Microsoft’s cloud gaming service.
This means that players will have access to the hundreds of games available on Xbox Game Pass, which costs around $16.99 per month and provides access to all Xbox services.
Not all games will be compatible with VR
However, these games won’t be fully compatible with virtual reality. Similar to what Apple demonstrated with its Vision Pro mixed reality headset, players will be able to play these games on a floating virtual screen.
It’s like playing Xbox on your regular TV, but now it’s a bit more immersive and in your face. In other words, you won’t be limited to the size of your TV; now you can play in the size you prefer.
Xbox Cloud Gaming has been available on a wide range of devices, so the move to virtual reality isn’t surprising. Furthermore, according to confidential documents accidentally leaked by Microsoft, this move aligns with the company’s goals to make its cloud gaming service as widely accessible as possible.
Although there isn’t an exact date for when Xbox Cloud Gaming will be available for Meta Quest users, you can already pre-order the 3rd generation starting at $499. The headset, which Zuckerberg described as “the most powerful Meta Quest yet,” will officially launch on October 10th.