(Presented by Oculus Quest) This Holiday season, if you’re giving the gift of cordless VR to the gamers in your life with an Oculus Quest headset, you’re going to want to make sure they’re equipped for the best it has to offer. If you didn’t know, Oculus Quest represents a truly freeing VR experience with absolutely no cords, and no PC required, so instead of wrapping yourself up in wires, you can focus your holiday on wrapping presents! Here are some games and accessories for the Oculus Quest you’ll want to look into if you’re planning on placing it under the tree, or find yourself as a proud new owner this holiday!
Oculus Quest In-Ear Headphones, $49
First up is of course, The Oculus Quest In-Ear Headphones help to make sure you’re minimizing the risk of breaking the audible immersion that comes with playing a VR game. You don’t want to be distracted from a tense in-game shootout by a scam call from a robot, or your doorbell ringing from children who want to sell you magazines. You don’t need magazines, you have an Oculus Quest! The In-Ear Headphones are specifically designed to blend in with the Quest headset and cancel the noise coming in from the outside world. Plus, the cords are only a couple of inches long, so no there’s no way to get your arms all tangled up in a heap of disappointment!
Oculus Link $TBD
Before we dive into some VR games, did you know that you can access the entire Oculus Rift library on your Quest using the new feature, Oculus Link? That’s right! You can hook up your Oculus Quest to a compatible PC to access any game on the Oculus Rift store! That means you can play hit games like Asgard’s Wrath, or the upcoming Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond when it releases next year! Worried about being tied down? Don’t be! The Oculus Link cable is made from a custom optical fiber that provides enough length and flexibility to keep you tethered not to your PC, but to the freedom Oculus Quest provides! However, any USB-C 3.0 cable will work to access this feature as well!
Beat Saber, $29.99
So, once you’ve got yourself a pair of headphones, it’s time to take advantage of the game that will benefit from them the most–Beat Saber.
Beat Saber challenges you to one of the most workout intensive games you’ve ever played, all the while, challenging you to have fun. We’d wish you luck, but you probably won’t need it on that front. With the Oculus Quest, dancing around your room, dodging barriers, swinging your arms, and topping your high score is easier than ever before thanks to the free range of motion that comes with this cordless experience. With awesome tunes, visual flair, and a game that lets you burn up calories as well as the dance floor, treat the Oculus Quest gamer in your life with an experience that’s… *puts on sunglasses* tough to beat.
Frames Direct RX Inserts, $79.99
Next up are the Frames Direct RX Inserts. Have you or a loved one been holding out on VR because you’re worried about how they’ll fit with your glasses? First off, good news, the Oculus Quest fits great even if you’re wearing glasses! But if you want to go a step further, you can get custom lenses created to match your personal optometry prescription.
The Frames Direct RX Inserts are designed to slip into the inner layer of the Quest Headset which allow them to securely attach and click into place. After that, you’re free to adjust both the left and right lens for the perfect fit, and the perfect view designed for you!
Superhot VR, $24.99
It’s a good thing you’re now going into your new Oculus Quest with the best image possible, because you’re going to be relying your sight quite a bit with our next pick: Superhot VR.
Superhot is one of VR’s most intense, immersive experiences with thrilling combat and tight controls that are made even better by the range of motion you get with the Oculus Quest. No more worrying that you’re about to punch your computer monitor or the wall next to your desk, as you’re free to use all the space you need to kick ass, dodge bullets, and throw guns at enemies until they explode. Just don’t end up punching your cat. As you know all too well, they could be anywhere at anytime.
VR Cover Head Strap, $19
Are you or one of your friends the kind of gamer who likes to put on their headset and not take it off until bedtime? While you should obviously continue on proudly–we salute you–you might want to invest in the VR Cover Head Strap–a foam piece that attaches to the Oculus Quest headset that not only makes for a better fit, but increases your comfort while wearing it.
It comes in two sizes–10mm and 17mm, so there’s a fit for everyone, and it can be easily wiped down after those sweaty workout Beat Saber sessions, or one of those nights where “just one more game” turns into “how is it 3:24am already?!”
Pistol Whip, $24.99
Speaking of working out, if you find yourself getting worked up or stressed out this Holiday season, why not take it out on some digitized goons in Pistol Whip?
Pistol Whip is one of the most frenetic VR experiences balancing shooting, rhythm based timing, and reflexes in a John Wick style-shootout set to the beat of some incredibly pumped up tunes. Rack up a high score while running through enemy packed hallways to your right, to your left, and above! Taking the best parts from games like Beat Saber and Superhot, Pistol Whip will have you dodging, ducking, dipping, diving, and… dodging… yeah, that sounds right.
Travel Case, $40
All this talk of the freedom of mobility you get with the cordless Oculus Quest must make you think you can take it and play it anywhere, right? Well, look at the brains on Brad, because you can! But you’re going to want to make sure it’s secure, safe, and stylish too, right? That’s where the Oculus Quest Travel Case comes in.
Expertly crafted to hold the headset, controllers, charging cable and more, it’s got room for everything you need to take your Quest on, well… a Quest!
Vader Immortal, $29.97 (free with Oculus Quest Purchase until 1/31/2020)
Just when you thought you couldn’t get anymore hype enough for the new Star Wars movie, it’s time you heard about a little VR experience called Vader Immortal.
In Vader Immortal, which is a canonical Star Wars side story set between the ending of Revenge of the Sith and beginning of Rogue One, you become an apprentice of Darth Vader, carrying out exciting missions, and of course, eventually, get your hands on the coolest weapon in sci-fi history, the Lightsaber. Whether you or your loved ones are in it for Star Wars, or a visceral VR experience, Vader Immortal has something for everyone on the light or dark side of your list this holiday. Also, if you pick up an Oculus Quest between now and January 30th, 2020, you can get Vader Immortal for free!
Facial Interface & Foam Replacement Basic Set, $29
The Oculus Quest is a headset that can be played by almost anybody, but not everybody’s head is going to fit perfectly in the headset! That’s why you might want to look into the Facial Interface and Foam Replacement Set by VR COVER.
Line them along the inside of your headset, and with the comfort they provide, once you enter virtual reality, you’ll want to stay in virtual reality. They also help keep you immersed in the game by keeping a tighter fit to your face which keeps out the light so you have a clearer sight of the screen. They’re wipeable as well so you can easily mix and match to suit your friends who might want to get in on the action too! Each 3-piece-pack comes with a replacement Facial Interface, just in case you need it, and two foam pads, one modeled after the original Oculus Quest design, and one for comfort.
Last but not least, during the Holidays, of course you’re going to want to punch and shoot your way through some baddies playing some of the games we mentioned earlier, but sooner or later, your squirmy little nephew David is going to want to try it out. Why not set him up with a first class ticket to the magical, mystical, made-for-all-ages world of Moss?
In Moss, you play as Quill, a lovable and adorable little mouse who must rescue her uncle and save the land from the evil snake, Sarffog. Presented in a unique mix of first and third person, using the power of perspective that comes with the Oculus Quest, you’re free to explore a magical world full of puzzles, secrets, enemies, and more.
The world of VR is only going to get bigger and better in 2020, so if you just picked up an Oculus Quest for a friend, or found one under your tree this Holiday, feel free to check out some of these games or accessories you might have missed! For more Oculus Quest content, be sure to check out our deep dive into Vader Immortal too! Happy Holidays, everyone!
Source: Game Spot Mashup