Make cloud saves mandatory to ensure save data is not lost when performing a factory reset
My understanding is that cloud save functionality is available, but most developers choose not to use it.
It should be part of the Oculus approval process for games to ensure data is not lost if the Quest unit requires a factory reset, breaks or is lost/stolen.
This is something that is seen as the norm for other ‘consoles’ so should be the standard if aiming for VR to be mainstream.
Backing up with usb over developer mode is not a good enough solution for the majority as it requires manual backups.
Daniel Fearon commented
I agree, though if mandatory I think there should also be a way for the user to manage the cloud system (assuming there isn’t already one I’m not aware of). For example, if a saved game is corrupted, you’d want to be able to delete the save and not have the corrupt version redownloaded automatically, and if you have two Quests for whatever reason, you may not want them overwriting each others’ saves.
(Plus if an app like Tiltbrush allowed you to create saved files necessarily larger than the maximum allowed for the cloud saves system, that should of course be excepted. This is also assuming the existing tools make cloud saves easy to implement on Unity, Unreal and the native SDK.)
Philip Taylor commented
This. This should be mandatory now Oculus have provided the tools to do so.
It is especially important as we see Oculus Support all too often suggesting a factory reset to fix faults on forums/Reddit.
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