Facebook announced that his long-awaited support for multiple user accounts and application sharing for specific devices will appear in the Oculus Quest 2, starting next month.
The company reports in the developer blog, the upcoming feature “Multiplayer” will allow you to add up to three additional accounts on one device. “Application sharing” will additionally provide owners with key accounts the opportunity to share their library of apps between these additional local profiles. Common application will allow users to keep separate game progress and your own achievements, depending on the profile.
Multi-user accounts and application sharing will appear in the Oculus Quest 2 first as experimental features in February, and then in the original version of Quest 2019. As with all new Oculus users, all secondary device users must log in through Facebook.
The company claims that in the future her upcoming feature application sharing will also allow the owner of the main account at some point to share applications with up to three other devices. He allegedly aimed at households that have more than one headset Oculus, but Facebook did not say how he plans to ensure this.
In addition, the owners of the additional accounts will be able to buy their own apps and content on a shared device, but they will not be able to share it with someone else. Only the owner of the main account will have the opportunity to share profiles of additional devices.
The company claims that its new feature “will help to expand the VR community, to promote applications [Oculus Store] and to prevent piracy”. They also say that it increases the use of home and creates “the best experience for developers in the long term”.
For all new applications that were submitted to the Oculus Store after February 13, you will need to enable application sharing. Developers who posted the content before this date may opt out of sharing applications, but they must do it before February 12, otherwise it is automatically applied.