One thing that came out at Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) is the fact the team at Facebook/Oculus are pushing their standalone headset to the forefront of their products. With confirmation of hand-tracking, the Oculus Link and of course that a number of games from the Go and Gear VR are coming to Quest… and if you owned them previously, you will get them for free.
Of course this is all down to set dates to make them eligible for this free upgrade. You have to purchased the games on either the Gear VR or Oculus Go before September 25th.
Oculus have said;
“you may be eligible to upgrade to a Quest version for free. Free upgrades will run until Dec 31st, 2019 and will begin the week of September, 30th 2019.”
All you will need to do is head to the Quest Store on Oculus Store, search any of you eligible apps from the list below. These should show as Free, and there you go you now have your upgrade.
The 21 apps supporting free upgrades on Oculus Quest:
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- Virtual Desktop
- Virtual Virtual Reality
- Ocean Rift
- Apollo 11
- VR Karts: Sprint
- Nature Treks VR
- TOKYO CHRONOS
- Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
- Please, Don’t Touch Anything
- Republique VR
- Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR
- Pinball FX2 VR
- Real VR Fishing
- End Space
- Gun Club VR
- Star Chart
Also Oculus confirmed the following for people who have already purchased duplicates of these apps on the Quest;
“If you already bought a Quest app that is eligible for a free upgrade, you’ll receive Oculus Store credit in place of the free upgrade.”
Two conditions do need to be met to receive Oculus store credit:
- You purchased the Go or Gear VR version of an app listed here before September 25th 2019.
- You purchased the Quest version of that same app before September 25th 2019 under the same Oculus account.
UPDATE – 02/10/2019 (21:50 BST)
Depsite the dates being given by Oculus, we have still be unable to download the upgrade for RUSH (the only game we have from the list) and looking around the internet it seems other users are reporting issues downloading the free upgrades.