The Oculus Quest 2’s solely been round since October, however it’s shortly develop into the favorite VR headset for PC gamers, in response to Steam’s February hardware survey. It accounts for 22.91% of headsets used on the platform, in comparison with 16% and 13% for the Valve Index and HTC Vive respectively, contributing the lion’s share as all of Oculus’ headsets mixed make up greater than half of the gadgets used on SteamVR.

It’s not laborious to see why adoption of the Quest 2 has picked up so quick, being the best VR headset you should purchase on a finances at $300 / £300. Despite its low value, it’s in a very completely different league to one thing like a Google Cardboard, which is no longer on the market. Thankfully, it hasn’t suffered from the similar stock issues as different PC elements, and the efficiency in video games comparable to Half-Life: Alyx manages to carry up towards that of far more costly headsets like Valve’s Index.

It can be used untethered from a PC or smartphone due to a fairly spectacular graphics chip inside, which means you don’t want the best gaming PC to play a few of the titles from our checklist of best VR games.

We anticipate the Quest 2 to develop into much more popular in future Steam {hardware} surveys, as an replace growing the headset’s refresh charge from 90Hz to 120Hz is anticipated this month, placing it greater than the costlier HTC Vive Cosmos. However, to hit that up to date 120Hz refresh charge in the most demanding VR video games when tethered to a PC, you’ll want the best graphics card to match.

For anybody that thought VR would possibly’ve misplaced its shine, this survey exhibits in any other case. Now we just have to see some nice VR sport releases in 2021 to utilize the {hardware}.