Oculus From Fb so as to add multi-user accounts, app sharing


According to Oculus From Facebook, two of the most requested features of the virtual reality community will become a reality in February.

The social networking VR unit adds multi-user accounts or the ability for multiple accounts to log into a single headset, as well as app sharing so that users can share applications with other people on shared devices.

Oculus wrote in a blog post, “These features allow the primary account holder to add secondary accounts to their device and share the apps they have purchased with those secondary accounts. Not only does this allow secure sharing, but game progress and achievements are personalized and saved separately for each account. "

The features will initially be introduced in Oculus Quest 2. After testing, they should be extended to all Quest users.

Primary account holders can initially add up to three secondary accounts and enable app sharing on a single device.

Oculus expects more households to choose multiple Quest devices. Therefore, there are plans to extend app sharing to three devices at a later date. "When we get feedback from consumers and developers, we can adjust the number of devices and secondary accounts needed."

For developers, apps currently in the Oculus Quest Store will be automatically enabled for app release on February 13th. In cases where apps need to be deactivated for contractual or other reasons, developers must deactivate the feature by February 12th via their Org Manager page. New Rift or Quest apps submitted to Oculus starting February 13th must support app sharing.

Oculus wrote, “By sharing multiple users and apps, you can reach more VR users, expand your community, and promote your apps. To ensure that these functions are used as intended, we have defined the following protective measures. These can change in the future if we include feedback and suggestions from our community. "

These protective measures are:

  • Primary account holders and secondary accounts must each sign in to shared devices with their own Facebook accounts in order to be able to use the share for multiple users and apps.
  • Secondary account holders can only access shared apps on the shared device, not their own headsets.
  • Only the secondary accounts on shared devices are allowed to use the primary user's app permissions, including in-app purchases or downloadable content.
  • Secondary account holders can purchase their own apps and content on the shared device, but they cannot be shared with the primary account holder or other secondary accounts.
  • Oculus users who enable app sharing can sign in to multiple devices at the same time, but cannot run the same app with their account on more than one device at the same time.
  • Primary users cannot be changed without a factory reset.
  • Primary users can add secondary accounts, but secondary accounts cannot add other accounts.

Jeffrey Rabinowitz