[UPDATED 19 Oct: 3 New games added]
As the launch of the Oculus Quest 2 inches nearer, many developers have become vocal about their upcoming updates that bring new enhancements to their game’s when played on the Oculus Quest 2.
Thanks to the extra power of the Oculus Quest 2, developers have revisited their Quest titles and given them a fresh look and improved performance, thanks to the additional power inside the Quest 2 headset. The most common enhancement gamers will find are an increase in resolutions, real-time lighting, removed foveated rendering (pixelated edging), increased in-game objects/geometry, improved higher-resolution textures and 90Hz support (when available).
Most of these enhancements would not be possible on Quest, and the videos teased by developers clearly show a night and day improvement – just don’t expect to be running Half-Life Alyx any time soon!
Check out the list below for the games that will come with enhanced visuals and performance on Quest 2. Most will be ready at launch, with more updates after the Quest 2 launch.
Mini Motor Racing
This great racer on Quest just got better on Quest 2 with a number of improvements, including improved water with reflections, higher render resolution, improvements to Oculus Cloud storage. Click here to read our Mini Motor Racing review.
This adrenaline-fuelled game has also had some Quest 2 love with enhancements, including high level anisotropic texture filtering, reduced foveation, Oculus Cloud support, increased resolution of skyboxes, fix for achievement triggering.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
They’ve enhanced the Quest 2 version of the game to fully utilize the power of the device, including: Higher res graphics, faster loading time, enhanced environments, enhanced spatial audio and more wound effects.
In Death: Unchained
Your time in the afterlife just gets better, with sharper visuals, increased comfort and smoother gameplay. Players running the game on Quest 2 will be able to see the whole generated world in the distance, with additional DLC coming to both Quest 2 and Quest in November. Click here to find out what we thoughts about the game.
Dynamic lighting and shader updates, uglier zombies (better textures), zombie physics, real-time scope view, destructible windows, dynamic muzzle flash lighting, an enriched world – more blood splatters, foliage, background zombies and birds, colour visual enhancements (also on Quest). Click here to find out what we thought about the game.
This sci-fi adventure will see improved textures and resolution, dynamic fixed foreated rendering enabled, lowered maxed fixed foreated rendering level. Check our review for the game here.
In this zombie shooter, expect to see improvements made to the game’s real-time lighting, improved textures, dynamic muzzle flash and lighting.
Real VR Fishing
Fishing VR fans will see doubled textures to fish and world stages, enhanced details and frame rate options between high and low. Click here to read our review of the game.
Waltz of Wizard
Budding wannabe wizards will see real-time lighting added, bloom/glow effects, more interactive objects, increased details, improved resolution.
In this Sci-Fi adventure game, you will find a higher resolution, no foreated rendering, more particles and audio effects, more rag-doll physics on non-player characters. Click here to read our review on the game.
This classic VR action title will have a higher resolution on Quest 2, 90fps ready, more detailed textures and cloud save support. Click here to review what we thought about the game.
Trover Saves the Universe
Fans of Trover will find improved frame rate on the Quest 2, higher resolution, smoother gameplay. Play the video below to be taken straight to the comparison video.
This melee action game will see increased resolution, updated visuals and particle effects.
The Oculus Quest 2 launches next week on October 13, and all the games mentioned here will have their Quest 2 enhancements ready at launch. You can buy the 64GB Oculus Quest 2 headset for $299 US or £299 UK and the 256GB Oculus Quest 2 headset will cost $399 US or £399 UK. On top of this, you can also have a look at our recommended Oculus Quest 2 accessories post too.