META Quest+ Subscription, is it that bad?

Some people feel that Meta’s newly announced and previously rumoured VR subscription service META Quest+ isn’t very good. However, if you think more long-term it might not be as bad as it first appears.

To recap, VR gamers using Quest VR headsets (and we assume the upcoming Meta Quest 3 will be compatible) can pay either $8/month or make a massive 37% saving and pay $60 annually. META are running a 1 month only offer of a trial for $1. What the subscription nets you is two VR titles per month, so do the math and that’s 24 titles per year. So whilst paying $8 only nets you two titles initially, over the longer term, the library grows.

Meta also says that you can cancel at anytime and keep any games you have acquired via the subscription if you resubscribe at anytime. However, obviously you lose access to everything when you do not subscribe. Yet if you look at the library you might have amassed in year 2. For $120 you could have almost 50 games in your library to dip in and out of. In year two, if you’re not playing so many games on the subscription service, you can then dip in and out as you choose paying the $8/ month fee.

We pay £120 per year for Microsoft Gamepass Ultimate, yet we don’t play every game available and continually pay £12/month regardless of how much we play often not even playing any games during a month. The same issue occurs here too, if you unsubscribe, you lose access to the entire library. The benefit (and where the sentiment against Meta Quest+ comes from) is there are 100s of games to choose from no matter what, with more than 2 added per month. So it seems META’s deal isn’t so great initially if you pay monthly because that’s going to cost you $96 per year. Pay yearly and build up the library and you receive a greater benefit at a reduced cost. Yet anyone coming in year 6 month to a year later, has to start from scratch. Maybe then, it’s prudent to only subscribe when the games on offer interest you, and dip-in-and-out of the sub as you please.

Written by: Rob Cram

Rob Cram has hundreds of video game reviews, thousands of articles under his belt with years of experience in gaming and tech. He aims to remain fair and free from publisher/developer influence. With his extensive knowledge, feels his gaming opinions are valid and worth sharing. Agreement with his views are entirely optional. He might have a bias towards cyberpunk.

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