Meta has seemingly launched the world’s first subscription service for VR games, called Meta Quest+.
The service will provide users with a Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, or upcoming Meta Quest 3 headset with two new VR games per month, which can be redeemed, kept in their libraries, and accessed for as long as their Meta Quest+ subscription is active.
It’s a very similar model to Sony’s PlayStation Plus Essential service, whereby two new games are offered for subscribers to redeem each month. Meta Quest+ and PlayStation Plus share similarities in that even if you let your subscription lapse, any redeemed titles can be re-accessed upon subscription.
The first games on offer in July 2023 are the excellent rhythm shooter Pistol Whip, as well as the nostalgic game-within-a-game game, Pixel Ripped 1995.
In August 2023, the fantastical golf game Walkabout Mini Golf will be offered, as well as the arcade shoot-em-up, Mothergunship: Forge.
Meta Quest+ VR game subscription prices
Here’s how much the Meta Quest+ VR game subscription service will cost in various regions:
- USA: US$59.99 per year, or US$7.99 per month
- UK: GBP£44.99 per year, or GBP£5.99 per month
- Australia: AU$89.99 per year, or $12.99 per month
Meta also has an introductory offer of US$1.00/£0.81/AUD$1.49 for the first month of subscription, which will revert to the standard pricing in the second month.
Given that the first two games on offer, Pistol Whip and Pixel Ripped 1995 cost US$29.99 and US$19.99 to purchase outright on the Meta Quest store, the service does look like an attractive value proposition at first blush. Time will tell whether the quality of titles keeps up, however.
You can sign up for Meta Quest+ on the Meta Quest Store.