Meta may launch a Quest 2 “Game Pass” for VR apps
On Quest VR headsets, Meta may offer a kind of Game Pass for VR games in the future.
Xbox and PC gamers have known this model for years: for a monthly fee, they get access to an ever-expanding library of video games. With Microsoft Game Pass, you can download games to your console or PC and use them as if they were your own for the duration of your subscription.
Meta may soon offer a similar model for VR gaming.
A Twitter user will find a description of the subscription model
Twitter user Shiny Quagsire recently posted a screenshot he claims he took of the Meta Quest Android app. He says he found the description of the “Quest Pass” through a deep link.
The description sounds like a sort of Game Pass for Meta’s VR headset, giving you “easy access to the best of VR” if you subscribe. Another user confirms in the comments that he also found the link in the iOS Quest app.
It looks like Meta will soon be adding a game pass to Quest called “Project Apollo”. Available via this deeplink URI (at least on Android)
— Shiny Quagsire (@ShinyQuagsire) March 4, 2023
In fact, the Quest Pass described here is more similar to Xbox Games Gold or Sony Playstation Plus subscriptions. According to the description, “Project Apollo” subscribers will receive up to two new apps or VR games per month.
You can transfer apps to your own app library by signing up to redeem them. Subscribers must actively claim the game in order to use it beyond the month of release, just like the basic Playstation Plus model. Opting out also means losing access to the corresponding apps.
Project Apollo: Official plans unknown
Since the name “Project Apollo” is in square brackets in the description, it is probably a working title. It is not known how far Meta’s plans for the subscription model have progressed. There is no official confirmation that Meta is working on Quest Pass.
However, the Game Pass collaboration between Meta and Microsoft is specific. We’ve known since Meta Connect 2022 that Xbox Cloud Gaming is coming to Quest 2, and Game Pass subscribers will be able to play select games on the virtual screen of Meta Quest 2 and possibly Quest Pro.
An affordable VR gaming service would certainly be a good selling point for Meta Quest 3, due out in 2023. Recently, new rumors surfaced that the new VR headset will be thinner, faster and more expensive than its predecessor.
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