Allow full transfer of all save data from Quest to Quest 2 and prevent any save data loss via mandatory Cloud Storage 2.
With the Quest 2 not far away a lot of people are getting excited to see the headset as well as their currently existing games running on more powerful hardware. The OS seems to have become more stable over the last couple of firmware updates so that's encouraging as well.
Unfortunately my/our excitement is being dampened by the realization that there's a very large portion of the games that I/we own that are incapable of being uploaded/backed-up, to the point where I (personally) could potentially lose dozens upon dozens of hours of progress. Again! For the fourth time! Facebook is requiring all users to have a Facebook account either linked to our Oculus account or as our primary account in order to gain access to the "full functionality" of the Quest's services and features. Facebook could conduct a master class in data harvesting. The fact automatic and universal save data backup is not ubiquitous and mandatory already has led to significant frustration for a very large portion of the Quest community due to factory resets among other reasons. In the interest of making an informed buying decision, which we are entitled to and expect, I have a few questions.
Giving the benefit of the doubt and assuming there will be some functionality that doesn't require SideQuest or another sort of work around...
What options will users have regarding the transfer of save data from Quest 1 to Quest 2? Will this (potential) capability apply to all titles, including the titles which save the data to alternative locations/root, such as Robo Recall & Lies Beneath? Assuming this capability would be utilizing Cloud Storage 2, would developers be mandated to start including the feature in their programs rather than the feature being optional as it currently is? If there are no plans to implement universal cloud saving, would developers be allowed to build, or users be allowed to install, a third party apk that would allow for manual backup, perhaps even via the native Android/Google drive app update? Does /u/oculussupport have any suggestions?
I certainly don't mean to come across as abrasive or incendiary in this post. There is a possibility that I(or the 43 people I'm writing on behalf of) have overlooked or missed something among the news cycle surrounding Facebook Connect. If so, I'll be thrilled to have been mistaken.
We sincerely hope to hear some positive news and will be supremely grateful to /u/oculussupport for helping us learn as much as possible.