Customizable home space
I'd like the ability to customize the home environment in Quest, personalizing it to my tastes.
Best case scenario, I'd like to see the same home functionality seen on Rift, possibly with cross compatibility.
If that's not technically possible though, then perhaps a less complex environment, or perhaps predefined 'skins' developed by the UX team.
Thanks to everyone who has voted for this idea! As part of a previous software update, we added the Environments setting to give you more control over your Home space. You can view and change your environment from your Settings panel. To do this point at your bottom toolbar and select Settings > See all > Virtual Environments. Then point and choose the environment that you want to apply. This feature is now available to all users.
As both the initial idea and the comments speak to a functionality request that goes beyond this addition (things like decorating your space with objects, being able to move around the space, etc.), we are marking this idea as started to leave it open for voting rather than closing it as complete. We hope you are enjoying the new environment options we have added!
I've written this a couple times in different forums. To make a long story short, I have a son that was taken out of the country illegally by his mother. I haven't seen him physically in 5 years. He lives in Turkey and any game we play or story I read has been done through Skype. I would LOVE the opportunity to be in the same virtual room as him; to play a game; hi-five him; or even work on some homework with him. When people make fun of VR on a social platform I always point my situation out to them. If this is implemented in the Quest I will immediately buy one and send it to him. So please consider me and how making the Quest cross compatible with Oculus home can bring a lot of joy to me and military personnel stationed around the world be closer with their children.
This is a big deciding factor on weather or not i buy a Quest. I already have a Rift but i want to buy the quest only if it is cross-compatible with the Rift.
Chris Tran commented
I was wondering if this would be possible and it will ultimately determine if I pick up Quest or not.
I think that even with reduced functionality having Oculus Home on Quest would greatly improve the user experience, especially for new users.