porkChop 13h ago
It's not just about a cable. You can take the Quest 2 anywhere and play VR games installed on the headset itself, as well as being able to connect it to a PC to play PC VR games. It's a really great headset.
Eonjay 1h ago
No a cable isn't a big deal this is high-end VR after all. This will require dedicated tethered processing power. This is similar to the Vive or the index and likewise will need outside horsepower.
porkChop 5m ago
"This will require dedicated tethered processing power. This is similar to the Vive or the index and likewise will need outside horsepower."
Right. And that's exactly what you get when you plug a Quest 2 into your PC. Your PC powers the games. It's no different from using a Vive or Index. I think the point being made is that with the Quest 2 you have the freedom to take it anywhere for portable VR, but you can still get the same tethered experience as other high end headsets.
My brother actually found a way to connect his Quest 2 to his PC wirelessly and the range is pretty great. He can be upstairs in the living room playing his PC VR games while his PC sits in the basement on the other side of the house. He's been playing through Half-Life: Alyx like that.
Regardless, whether the portability/freedom matters is up to the individual. Some people won't care for it and that's ok.