Have user profiles so families can share a Quest and we can demo it to guests. Most games don't have save slots so if you had user profiles in Home we could have multiple saves.
This is ridiculous that this isnt already a feature. I just bought one of these for my wifes bday and so annoyed I couldnt have my own profile and saves on it! then was about to buy a 2nd so we can both play at the same time, have luckily just discovered that even being within the same household, I would need to re-buy all the games and DLC (Beatsaber) a 2nd time?? No thanks. 2 massive features that are so common in gaming systems these days just completely missing.
As an FYI, it looks like this is coming on Feb 13th as an experimental feature: https://www.pocket-lint.com/ar-vr/news/oculus-rift/155349-oculus-quest-2-multi-user-options-coming-soon
Nicolas Girot commented
This is a deal breaker... I was an early adopter of Oculus Facebook headset and I understand this lack for the previous headsets... but the Quest 2 is clearly for main market. This feature is really needed. You have the engineers and the knowledge to set up a complex authentication system that allows you to attach multiple accounts with the ability to share games on the current headset, allowing only one online instance per game copy for example. It's really sad to see some of the best technology of this year waste with a poor layer software...
Honza Förster commented
Upvoted, this is a strange omission for an entertainment system. I understand the "mandatory Facebook login", but it feels like the infrastructure around is not robust/logical enough to support normal gaming use-cases - e.g. google makes the Gmail account pretty mandatory on android as well, but it offers features like family sharing and android guest logins to make usage of the devices a bit more logical.
So, with android you can setup multiple users on a single phone. Since the backing operating system is android, shouldn't this be doable?
Kevin Brown commented
I understand the need to keep purchased software linked to the account that purchased it, so wouldn't expect to play the same game on multiple headsets. I do however find it incredibly disappointing that my kids all share the same game profile with me. Often if I want the kids to try out a new game, they either have to start a new game, losing any progress I've made, or miss out on things like intros and tutorials - which are an essential part of the experience. You should be able to make local Guest accounts with the ability to store their own progress per game, whilst still retaining the owner of the device and access to it's library of purchased titles.
For those that have multiple headsets, I think it would be fair to limit them to running one instance of a purchased title, meaning you'd have to buy either an additional per-seat license for a game, or use an alternative account which has also purchased the title.
James Butlin commented
Agreed, this is a huge gripe of mine. All of my family want to user my Quest and we don't want to have to factory reset to allow different people to use it each time!
I absolutely agree!!! This needs to be added as soon as possible, along with being able to sign out of your profile
We were thinking of getting a Quest 2 but it's a good job we found this out. Without the ability to have multiple user profiles it's useless, we're certainly not going to buy one each!
I have an Oculus on order and this information greatly upsets me. I have family members that aren't allowed on social media yet, but I want them to be able to have their own profile on the new system. Please fix this ASAP.
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Like others posting here I purchased a 256Gb Quest 2 headset for the family for Christmas. My first C\VR experience. The headset itself is amazing but I am so disappointed there is currently no way of having multiple user profiles on the same headset. I am sharing this headset with my family. It is bad enough to share the same profile for games like Beat Saber and Pistol Whip, but sharing the same profile for games like Moss is impossible. I have multiple games like Moss that I have purchased that I basically can not use until this issue is resolved. Coming from a console gaming background for decades I just took for granted this would be basic functionality on the headset. Please make this your highest priority. Such a great piece of hardware let down by this crazy oversight.
I want to be able to play beat saber as Multiplayer on my Oculus against my kids so they know who the real SaberMaster is but NOoooooo......WTF @Oculus
Chris Delaney commented
So.... where are we with this? My understanding is Facebook is planning on implementing this, but when? I have another quest 2 on order and a bunch of accessories, but I don't want to buy any more games until we know how multiple user accounts will work.
Give us an update so we know where we stand.
Rob Kriauciunas commented
Just got this for Xmas to share with the family and so disappointed that this feature is not available. Should have done more homework before buying
OCULUS---Why not post something about this? It is rumored to be in the works but there is a complete blackout from O! Please address this as ALL your customers feel like they have been scammed.
Jörg Tochtenhagen commented
This is something very essential for the Quest platform. Multi User for one device is an established method and the Quest is no mobile phone with an exclusive connection to one person. Of course there is one sole owner of the device, but it should be shared with partners and family members. The family experience would be much better, even if there are two headsets available and the kids can use them with their own accounts.
The owner (admin) of the headset/s should be able to create local user accounts which then have their own permissions, e.g. app install, app usage (parental control) and also individual Oculus Move tracking.
I think this feature would make the Quest a really attractive family device.
Richard Kyle Webb commented
This is a critically needed feature! All major gaming platforms have this. All of them. You can't tell me it's not possible, just a matter of making it happen. Come on Oculus, get on this!
I just bought this for our kids for Christmas(and a little bit for me), but will now be returning. Was on the fence between this and the new Xbox, decision has been made. This has to be the dumbest thing ever.
Almost 7,000 votes and still not fixed! Wonder what would happen if us families stopped buying their apps?
Please fix this now for CHRISTMAS!!!
Douglas Wimmer commented
I have 6 people in my family and so unless a game provides a separate save slot (most don't) we can't individually play any games without it affecting the progress of anyone else who might play it. I have owned every gaming platform released since 1999 and multiple save files/profiles are simply how platforms are. The fact that I would potentially need to buy 6 Quests and a copy of the game for each one means I'd pay a minimum of $1980 to play multiplayer together or each have their own progress recorded individually. That makes zero sense from a consumer perspective and a fatal flaw for Facebook to think that's an effective way to do business.