Is the Meta Quest Plus VR Subscription Worth It?

Should you subscribe to Meta's newest VR service?

by Marc Magrini
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Virtual Reality has grown in popularity throughout the past few years. Hundreds of games are available for those lucky enough to own a headset of their own, especially if they’ve managed to grab a Quest headset from Meta. The company behind this affordable VR experience has just announced a subscription service known as Meta Quest Plus, allowing players to receive popular titles each month. But is the Meta Quest Plus subscription worth the price?

What are the Prices for the Meta Quest Plus Subscription?

For your first month, a Meta Quest+ subscription costs just $1 USD. It will cost around $8 per month afterwards, or $60 per year if you upgrade to the annual subscription. The service promises a value of up to $60 across each month, which means you can expect — at most — two games priced at $30 each per month or a similar combination of prices. The service makes a point to specify “up to $60,” so the available titles could be worth less overall.

What Games are Included in the Meta Quest Plus Subscription?

The selection of games for the subscription service’s debut month are Pistol Whipped and Pixel Ripped 1995. Players can find the available titles across the current and next month on the Meta Quest+ page. Notably, subscribers only able to redeem the current month’s games and whatever titles they redeemed previously. If you’re not interested in expanding your VR library as far as it can go, a month-to-month Meta Quest Plus subscription is worth more than an annual one, especially since that gives you some leeway in searching for sales on games you missed.

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Whether a subscription is worthwhile is up to you, but it will definitely depend on what games are being offered during each month. Pistol Whip and Pixel Ripped 1995 are both great titles to try out for just one dollar. But between one’s modding capabilities and the other’s more story-based gameplay, some players might want to wait until there’s a pair of heavy-hitting games available on the service.

Can You Keep Meta Quest Plus Games Forever?

As with most subscription services, the games offered by Meta Quest Plus can only be played while you’re actively subscribed. This goes hand-in-hand with the redemption process, making you lose access to more games the longer you go without an active subscription. If you find each month always has something you’d enjoy, maybe you’ll get more out of the annual price than you might think. It might be a steep upfront cost, but 24 VR games for around $2.50 each isn’t a bad deal at all.

- This article was updated on June 26th, 2023

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Marc has been a freelance writer for Attack of the Fanboy since 2022. He's most familiar with Nintendo franchises such as Mario, Pokémon, and Kirby, but he's well-versed in action-packed titles like Monster Hunter and the Souls games. With each article he publishes, Marc looks to improve his skills and make himself known as a top-quality writer, providing valuable tips and information that others might unknowingly ignore.