Meta Quest 3, Meta’s new mixed-reality VR headset, was announced at Meta’s annual event called Connect 2023, at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Among the many announcements made, it was also revealed that in December, Quest 3 will get access to Xbox Cloud Gaming. This will enable users who grab the virtual reality device to play Xbox Game Pass games on the giant virtual 2D screen.
Xbox Cloud Gaming allows subscribers to stream and play gaming titles in the Game Pass library and should help gamers enjoy new and old titles on a giant screen in 4K resolution.
Meta Quest 3 launches on December 10, 2023, and it will bring both mixed reality and virtual reality to the hands and heads of gamers. Some features, like support for anchoring objects, deliver a true augmented reality experience (as opposed to the visual overlay experience in devices like Apple Vision Pro).
The icing on the cake is that Meta announced support for Xbox Cloud Gaming on Meta Quest 3. Well, Xbox Cloud Gaming is actually on the way to older Quest headsets as well, but I will focus on the Quest 3 because of the unique mixed reality experience it provides.
As it stands, there are a few standard caveats. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription and a supported controller (sold separately) is required. Meta says in a blogpost that some streaming limitations may apply as well, including variable server availability and wait times, and geographical restrictions.