Virtual Desktop no longer requires an Internet connection per session.
Shortly after the launch of the Oculus Quest in 2019, Guy Godin’s virtual desktop enabled you to play PC VR games via streaming over your home Wi-Fi network (provided you have a gaming PC). Originally rejected by Meta, the feature was supposed to be patched through SideQuest, but the company eventually backed out shortly before the launch of Air Link, its built-in alternative.
Earlier this month, Godin released an update that boosted PC VR performance by up to 20%, but added an internet connection requirement. “This is unfortunate, but piracy has become a real problem and this is the only way I can continue to bring you free updates for life. I hope you understand,” Godin told his clients at the time.
But this change led to backlash from some customers, such as those who use a gaming laptop to play PC VR on the go. Godin now says he has “I heard the feedback.” The latest update adds local discovery fallback, so you only need an internet connection once after an update, instead of every time you connect.
The update also fixes compatibility DCS World and fixes the PC steamer software crashing when you restart the headset.
A virtual desktop too came to Pico headphones For Pico 4 launch. The new update is available on Quest and will appear on Pico when confirmed.