In this Oculus Quest 2 graphics comparison guide, we will go through every single VR game that has been upgraded and enhanced for the new headset! We’ll show you:
- A comparison of the graphics between the Oculus Quest 2 vs Quest 1
- New features and enhancements coming to some of the most popular games
- An explanation for why graphics on the Oculus Quest 2 are so much more detailed
We’ve been following VR developers on social media, Reddit, and their official channels and summarizing all of the upgraded games coming out in time for the Quest 2.
If we’ve missed any games, please comment down at the bottom of this guide so that we can update the post for everyone!
Oculus Quest 2 Graphics Comparison For all Upgraded Games
Real VR Fishing
Real VR Fishing was one of the first games to release a Quest 2 graphics comparison picture for fans. In it, you can see how much more detailed fish are in the game, as well as new textures in the water as well.
A beta user posted this updated Quest 2 graphics comparison for the popular Rec Room game. In it, you can see the extra detail in the face, suit, and tie. However because the image is taken looking into the headset, you can also see the added level of clarity in the new Quest 2 headset.
The Rec Room developers promise performance improvements, new shapes and colors, and a new Quest 2 co-operative game called Isle of Lost Skulls.
Red Matter players will be getting a free update when the Quest 2 comes out. It makes all of the textures in the game smoother and sharper. Notice how the landscape in the background is more detailed on the new Quest 2 headset.
The developers of Arizona Sunshine have released a detailed comparison video outlining the improvements made to the game on the Quest 2. In addition to improved graphics, the following new features have been added:
- HD zombies with full ragdoll physics
- Enriched world with new blood spatter, foliage, birds, destructible glass, and environment zombies
- Real time sniper scopes
- Dynamic lighting and shaders
- Higher resolution textures and lightmaps
Per the CTO of Apex Construct, a lot of graphics details and features had to be removed from the game when it was ported over from PCVR to the Oculus Quest. With the new Quest 2, these features can now be re-added to the game:
- Higher resolution
- No foveated rendering
- More particle effects
- Ragdolls on NPCs
- More audio effects
Waltz of the Wizard
Waltz of the Wizard has received a new free update with several visual enhancements. Real-time lights and true post-processing for realistic glow effects are two of the main features added to the game. There are a greater number of interactable objects now too.
You can check out the changes in the Quest 2 graphics comparison video for Waltz of the Wizard below.
Superhot VR has released a trailer for the game on the Oculus Quest 2. In it, the developers show of some sharper graphics and 90 Hz refresh rate support. As soon as Oculus adds 90 Hz support (which will come sometime after October 13th), Superhot will be able to take advantage of the upgrade. You can view the updated trailer below.
The latest update to Gravity Lab from September 30th introduces graphical improvements for the game. In the Quest 2 graphics comparison verses the Quest 1 below, you can see extra detail in the pipelines and the environment.
In Death: Unchained
In Death: Unchained has also been updated to take advantage of the new Quest 2 processor. More textures and objects such as statues have been added into the game. As well, the Quest 2 allow for a longer view distance, which shows off things in the distance better.
In Death is going to receive a free DLC download pack in the future which will add new functionality to the game.
Space Pirate Trainer
Space Pirate Trainer has been optimized to take advantage of the Quest 2’s upgraded power. Some of the improvements are:
- Added bloom
- Increase visual effects
- Improved gun resolution
- New post-processing effects
- Better far-sight graphics
Other games that have announced Quest 2 graphics upgrades without any pictures include:
- Trover Saves the Universe
- Pistol Whip
- Phantom: Covert Ops
- Affected: The Manor
- Death Horizon: Reloaded
- The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
- Gun Club VR
In addition to these specific games, Virtual Desktop on the Oculus Quest 2 is now fully supported as well. This means that you can play PCVR games wirelessly on your Quest 2 with full support for 90 Hz (when enabled by Oculus) and improved graphics.
Overall, there is a lot to be excited about in terms of Quest 2 graphics comparison upgrades.
Why do games look so much better on the Oculus Quest 2 vs Quest 1?
The Oculus Quest 2 contains a new upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 processor system. Where the Snapdragon 835 on the Quest 1 was released in 2017, the new XR2 is brand new for 2020. In addition, the Quest 2 comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is two more than the previous generation.
All-in-all, this allows VR developers to upgrade their games to take advantage of the extra processing power in the new processor.
According to Venturebeat, the Snapdragon XR2 offers twice the CPU and GPU performance of the 835, over 11 times faster AI processing, six times the video resolution support, and four times the video bandwidth. Using XR2, each eye can have up to a 3K by 3K display at 90 frames per second.
Comparing the Quest 2 vs 1, there is enough power in the new headset to include physically based rendering (PBR) models which allow for higher quality shadows and reflective materials.
What games are you excited to see the Quest 2 graphics comparison and upgrades for? Comment below and let us know which game looks the best on the new VR headset.