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.
Charles Baynham commented
For anyone who's still desperate for this feature (even after many months of this obvious core feature being the highest voted request on uservoice), the sideloading community has made it happen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYKSkkEDOAA. Amazing that a network of third party hackers could get this working before the mighty facebook.
EDIT: Oculus have disabled this in a recent update. :-|
My mother just purchased a headset (somehow beat me to it after all these years), I want to purchase about $200 in games right now at this very moment but I can't due to the inability to have a second account. She doesn't want me entering my payment on her account because she's afraid she'll charge my card by accident, and I can't use hers and re-pay her, so it's a dead-end resulting in lost sales for Oculus. Oculus loses-out, because I am NOT buying a second headset just to have my own account, and will gladly just play other games on my PC using a different marketplace - at least those games can be played on-the-road if I use a different device, also a friend can SHOW me games on my device using their account on said marketplace. Sounds like free advertisement to me, but Oculus does not seem to believe in free advertisement/support for the game developers which support their console/platform by offering games for use on said paltform.
Clearly I am not alone in recognising this failure in basic decision-making, so multiply my lack-of-purchase by however-many other users, and as a result you are left with tens of thousands of dollars lost in sales. The Individuals at Oculus who are paid high dollar to decide on what is most-profitable made-out like bandits on this one - they got to make a terrible decision, lose sales for Oculus, and STILL get paid top-dollar as analysts despite their mistakes (as blatant non-users of the product). The Oculus bean-counters lost many hundreds of sales with this poor decision to limit a gaming console / AR experience device to one user. If one cannot understand why this is a complete failure of a decision in this industry, then they have no place making decisions in this industry as they clearly do not understand their target audience and market.
Chris B commented
I wanta second quest for my wife but we wont buy it until we can share games. Please add that feature.
Why can't I play the same game with my own profile on the same console? Now I can allready play all levels that my partner has reached and reach ones for him he has not. I am not buying an extra console and extra game just to prevent this. So really annoying it it not developed within one console. I would only buy an extra one to play against each other real time, but even then would expect to buy the game once.
I’m so shocked that what is pretty much a baseline feature isn’t available on the Quest. Very poor attitude towards families and tarnishes the purchase somehow. Get it fixed.
I wish it was just an oversight, but I'm not so sure:
“At launch, Quest can be connected with one Oculus account,” reads a statement from Facebook. “That said, we know Quest is the kind of headset people will want to share, so we’re exploring multi-account support for the future.”
May 17 2019
David C commented
I am so very very disappointed this isn't a feature right now. Whilst it's great you're focusing on the Quest 2 etc, part of the brilliance of Quest (+link!) is that it is driving adoption of VR better than anything else.
I planned to show off the headset to visiting friends and even lend it to a few people to try for a while. I can't think of many better ways of driving sales and adoption of VR than this.
However, without profiles, games I'm half way through will get lost, games like beat sabre won't track progress properly etc etc. I don't think I need to explain all the pitfalls as they're quite evident.
My guess is that not having profiles is simply an oversight whilst you focus on other features, rather than a revenue generating scheme of some kind as suggested by others, but I urge you to reconsider this feature as more important for the future of VR that it might otherwise appear.
should I send back quest already? how the **** it's only 1 account?
Curtis O'Reilly commented
Like everyone else, I assumed the Oculus Quest could be shared by members of the same household. This is ridiculous! Please fix this asap!
It never even occurred to me prior to purchase that there *wouldn't* be an option for multiple users to share the one headset! It's not something I even thought to check because it's a simple baseline for every other console out there.
This omission in such a prestige game set is just bizarre. Please integrate this functionality for Oculus Quest ASAP so our family can share the headset and have their own save files and top scores.
You need multi-user support and family games sharing!
Bill Hubauer commented
Just went in on a Quest with 3 of my kids *assuming* that each of us could have our own profile, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER CONSOLE IN THE WORLD. This is a huge problem now..... Terrible...
Robert Zaccagnini commented
I’m new to Quest but purchased a second one within a few weeks. I love it but have only used Demo’s and free games. I was about to start buying games because of the 25% off offer but was not expecting to be forced to buy them twice. If I can’t have my games played on both my owned headsets than there is no reason to have a second headset. Also if I can’t share what I’m playing with my wife why have either at all. I didn’t buy it to go hide in a closet and play games by myself. Too bad I can still return the headsets one is still unopened and save myself about 1500 between games and headsets. I’ve waited this long to commit I can jump out and wait longer till this is fixed
This is a must have feature - my mum usses my Quest sometimes to play some Ultrawings, it's annoying having to use the same save file. Every major console has this feature - and the quest does nativly support multi user through Android (there used to be a workaround to get this to work - Facebook intentionally broke this).
I really don’t understand how this is not already a feature! Feels like another weird Facebook business strategy to me...
Family sharing option is a must, multiple profiles on a one device is a must as well !!!
Bob Beringer commented
I vote as well.
I have spent hundreds in games for the quest but the fact that there is no profile changing option for each person in the family is ridiculous and until there is a solution I will no longer but any more apps.
I am really interested in sharing apps on multiple devices within a household. So...the apps say they HAVE Family Sharing, with that symbol that has two dots connecting to one (suggesting two headsets connecting to one app). When I contacted Oculus to ask about this, I was told something about screen casting. Screen casting is NOT family sharing (and has its own distinct symbol, btw). Also, screen casting does not need to be advertised as a feature of an app, as it is something done with devices. I am hopeful that Oculus will work on this very soon, and the contact I emailed said they are aware of the high demand for this feature and will announce it when it's available. Let's hope this really happens--and soon!
Cheryl E commented
Absolute must to have multiple users on a device - this would seem to be a basic feature to have considered!
How can they improve the platform? With over 5000 votes... this is a no brainer. C'mon Oculus.