Several other platforms like Steam, PlayStation, etc. offer family sharing for multiple users in the same household. The same game can’t be played at the same time across multiple accounts or devices, but can be shared within a household in the same way that physical media works.
Christopher Lowder commented
So glad I read this thread before I wasted money this holiday
Christopher Lowder commented
Wait, this is not a thing? I have a rift and was going to get two quests for each of my kids for Christmas so they'll leave my rift alone. You're telling me there is no family share? F*** that. Guess I'll keep looking for other present ideas. That's so stupid. Stop being so money hungry Facebook and get with the times.
Noel James commented
Yes please, I finally saved enough to get my Oculus Quest (had Rift S since launch) came home to play Racoon Lagoon with my son and I find that we cant play together.
I agree, this is very much needed. Paying multiple times for the same game is off-putting. I would gladly buy a set for everyone in my family if I could play games with them.
In a world of streaming content (games, movies, music, etc), this is the basics..... come on Oculus, make this happen.
Graeme Taylor commented
This really needs to happen. My wife and I and my kids all own a headset, but we can't play between us unless we purchase the game 4 times. Which seems crazy.
Like Google play, there should be a family library situation.
Philipp Holzer commented
I have two with two diffrent accounts and paying twice for everything. Will not happen at this stage in development 1000%.
i would very likely buy a second quest for my daughter once family sharing similar to how xbox works is implemented on oculus but you can be sure i will not do so if i have to re-purchase every game again. this is a silly thing to miss in the current console climate.
It should work just like on PS4. We can play the same games at the same time and since every family member has their own account we also can play Multiplayergames together.
It is also possible that the Sub accounts buy their own games/DLC/Ingame Items. Only when the main account buys something it will be available on all sub accounts. For that the sub account has to login into the main account to download the game/app.
This is the reason that you only share that with family members and not with strangers - you don't want to share your account informations/paying information and all kinds of stuff with someone you don't know and/or trust.
Also, when i setup a new account, say for my son, then i would have to put my payment information to his account to buy games/apps. But this could be deemed as Fraud, so i won't do that.
Another thing is: If i buy another Quest for myself and i want to play with/against a friend it isn't working because both Quests are on the same account and we cannot play together most games. Since the Quest has no Multiple Users i have to perform a factory reset when a friend which has an Oculus Account wants to login. This is too cumbersome :/
Please Oculus make it happen. This is the only reason i only bought one Quest.
Amy Farrelly commented
I would love to have family sharing/library! I am thinking of getting the kids each a Quest of their own for Christmas, but one of the things stopping me is having to purchase a game 2 more times to load for their profiles (or 3 times for any game we all want). I find that unreasonable. Family share/family library would solve that (like Google Play does). Perhaps even going as far as paying a little extra per game (optional) to allow local multiplayer on certain games (like RacketNX, for eg.) for those within your 'family library'. I would LOVE to be able to play multiplayer games with my kids rather than only strangers online (but without having to buy the same game 3 times. I could be buying many different games with that money lol).
This is the reason I will probably not buy any Oculus device but a Sony playstation. Although the Oculus is the better system.
But having to buy the game twice is not reasonable.
Kirk Gray commented
This is a major reason I am not buying another Oculus Quest system to play against my daughter. Having to buy the same games at the same costs is not reasonable and will cost Oculus in lost multi-unit sales revenue through the years.
Think about it Oculus.
Kenneth Chang commented
Plus, if on same LAN, enable multiplayer between family members if one of the family member owns the game.
I was planning to get all of my family members a Quest for multiplayer games but the games gonna cost too much...
OR at least introduce bundle pricing (e.g. 4 packs for 50% off ).
Vasant Balasubramanian commented
PLEASE. I am waiting for this!
Steve Kondris commented
Please!! I was all set to buy 3 headsets but then read that there is no family account / family sharing like on the Xbox and Playstation.??? PLEASE ADD THIS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS 2019!
Török Roland commented
"The same game can’t be played at the same time across multiple accounts or devices," You can with an Xbox 360-Xbox One-PC, Multiple Xbox One with friend or something. There is no same time limit like in Steam.
This would be great but I think having the option to switch between users on Quest has to be implemented first, see https://oculus.uservoice.com/forums/921937-oculus-quest/suggestions/37711489-multiple-users.
Yes - i want my daughter to play their own campaign in beat saber
James Lane commented
Actually on Xbox the same games can be played at the same time on different consoles