At the debut of the most recent Quest 3 hardware earlier this year, both companies said they would bring their cloud gaming service to Meta Quest VR headset devices. Xbox has now launched this service for the devices. The Xbox Cloud Gaming software is now in the beta testing phase, and it is only compatible with Quest 2, Quest 3, and Quest Pro headsets (sorry, original Quest owners). However, it makes it possible to have a virtual cloud gaming experience on a large screen, provided that you have a compatible controller.
I quickly downloaded the application from the Meta Quest store and tested it to see how it functions. I am pleased to report that it works very well, with the caveat that even after pairing both an Xbox Elite 2 controller and an 8-bit Pro Gamepad, I had to force restart the headset to get their input to register in the Xbox Cloud Gaming app itself. After I had completed that, however, everything worked as it should have, and I could begin a cloud-based GTV V gameplay session without any problems.
The performance was seamless on my device; however, the specifics of your network situation will undoubtedly play a role in determining how well this works for you. An important point to note is that the application does not make your games more immersive. Instead, it displays them on a big virtual 2D display that can be adjusted to one of four sizes (I like XL). Additionally, the display may be shown in either a virtual Xbox-themed setting or in your area using the passthrough modes of Meta Quest 3 or Pro.
If you want to avoid discovering it, Xbox Cloud Gaming offers an incredible selection of games that can be accessed through Xbox Game Pass. Additionally, if you have a Quest headset and a controller that is compatible with the service, you can now play these games on a charming and very giant virtual screen from any location. It is a fantastic enhancement for a service that is already excellent from Microsoft, and it is also a fantastic extra incentive to acquire a Quest 3, which is an excellent addition.