It’s been rumored that Meta has been working on a cloud gaming service for some time now. Today, on the latest Oculus Blog, Meta may have nonchalantly provided us a glimpse of what’s next for the Quest 2.
In one of the images showcasing the new parental controls in v41, the game shown in the background of the Quest 2 store is none other than the PCVR game Asgard’s Wrath. Seems like Meta is trying to tell us something. Maybe PCVR titles will be available sooner than we think.
Codename Avalanche was discovered by Youtuber SadlyItsBradley, when he found a string of code that hinted that Meta had been working on bringing streaming capabilities to the Quest 2 for some time now.
Everything is speculation at this point, but other platforms for cloud gaming already exist such as Plutoshere and Shadow. It would come as no surprise that Meta would be working on their own version of a cloud streaming service. It wouldn’t be the first time Meta rolled out their own official version of an application. After all, Oculus Link was released shortly after Virtual Desktop offered the ability to stream from your desktop PC.
If Meta pulls this off, we may see bigger and more robust VR content readily available on the Quest 2. It would be a logical next step to bring games like Asguard’s Wrath, Lone Echo 1&2, and Stormlands to a larger audience without the need for a beefy gaming PC.
Of course, the other option is that Oculus Studio is working on a Quest 2 port for Asguard’s Wrath. This seems unlikely though, since the depth, graphics, and scope of the game were pretty far out of a mobile processor’s reach.
We’ll just have to wait and see!