A year later, Xbox Cloud Gaming finally arrives on Meta Quest headsets

Console? Not required.

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Key notes

  • Xbox announced today that Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now available on Meta Quest devices.
  • All you need is a subscription (and an Xbox controller & internet connection, of course).
  • Previously, Netflix Games also announced that it’s expanding Xbox Cloud Gaming to select TVs.

Xbox announced today that Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) is now available on Meta Quest 3 devices. This means that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now play hundreds of Xbox games on their Meta Quest 2, 3, or Pro headsets.

All you need is a subscription (and an Xbox controller, of course). Console is not required. 

Players can choose from four different display sizes and either immerse themselves in an Xbox-themed virtual space or enjoy a view of their physical surroundings with Quest 3 or Pro’s stereoscopic full-color Passthrough.

Initially announced last year during the 2022 Connect event, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said at that time that the service was coming to the Meta Quest Store.

Back in October, Netflix Games also announced that it’s expanding Xbox Cloud Gaming to select TVs. You can use your phones as controllers or play on PCs with a keyboard and mouse.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $16.99 per month. Meta Quest devices that are eligible for Xbox Cloud Gaming start at $299,99: the 128GB edition of Meta Quest 2. Or, if you want its 256GB upgrade, you’d need to pay at least $399,99.

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