Valve is bringing official Steam Link support to Meta's VR headsets. Starting today, Quest 2, Quest 3 and Quest Pro owners will be able to use Steam Link to wirelessly play their VR games on Steam through their headsets.
You could previously use Oculus Link to wirelessly connect your Quest headset to your PC to play games owned on the Oculus/Meta store for apps and games. Now, you'll be able to do the same for all the games on your Steam library, but you will need a decent home network to get it running well without a direct wired connection.
There are some minimum requirements for using Steam Link with a Quest headset. Valve says you'll need a 5GHz wireless connection at minimum, as well as Windows 10 and a GTX 970 or newer graphics card. Those are just the minimum requirements though, Valve recommends WiFi 6 or WiFi 6E, 16GB of RAM and an RTX 2070 graphics card or newer for the best experience.
To get it all set up you'll need Steam and SteamVR installed and running on your PC. Then you'll need to connect your Quest headset to the same network as your PC and download the free Steam Link app for it. After that, the app will walk you through the rest of the steps.
KitGuru Says: Wireless VR has really taken over at this stage, with even enthusiasts swiftly growing sick of dangling cables and mounting sensors. With Steam Link, it will now be more accessible to access your PC VR games wirelessly with a headset like the Quest 3. Hopefully in the not too distant future, Valve will have a wireless VR headset of its own, something that the company has been rumoured to be working on in recent years.