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.
Stephen Carnam commented
Family sharing not unlike Apple appstore. Some applications would require it to be worth while. For instance, the touted group play in Arizona Sunshine. Amongst family, this is akin to scrabble or walkietalkie apps with siblings on iPhone; I can see outside family having to purchase but family? The prices are already high, VR is already a self centered experience, and a family plan would help adoption and foster more use, versatile family app/fuctionality titles, etc. Make it so!
Shane Lucas Bailey commented
I really think that this is disappointing. I already bought a second rifts to teach my students digital vr arts and play multiplayer games with my partner. I believe this Must be something they are setting up. My partner needs persuading to play he's never going to buy a whole second set of apps. He will never let me spend all the money I spend on art apps and games a second time.
Do you think it would be possible to have a gundam or a mech type game? I think it would be doable.
Keng Yuan Chang commented
C'mon... it's impossible for me to buy 4 copies of same game for each of my family members in my house hold.
I will hold my purchases until family sharing happens.
Matthew Thielen commented
My wife really wants to buy 5 for the family for us to play together. Paying an additional 50 to 150$ per game depending gets a little pricey. 400$ oculus quest vs $450 per complete ps4 plus vr system now (that's sale price of vr and console together) we'll make up the difference in price via games. I understand the quest is supposed to be better, but after investing in games, maybe impracticable for us
David Gómez-Rosado commented
I just bought three Oculus Quest for my family of six... are you telling me that I have to buy the same game THREE times every time we want to experience it as a family? Who does this in this day and age? Why would you penalize families?
It baffles me that a console manufacturer can't even mimic what Nintendo - one of the most backwards companies in the industry - pretty much mastered with the Switch.
Give us user accounts. Let families share. It's not that hard and you will not get a dime more from me until it happens because I've already dropped $200 in games, I'm not spending that again.
Rishi Ramjotton commented
Was just about to buy a second Rift to play with my daughter on the same games in the same house.
So lucky I found this thread. Such a shame this has been ignored and not implemented in time for Christmas.
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.
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.