Facebook announced that the long-awaited support for multiple user accounts and device-specific app sharing is heading for Oculus Quest 2 next month.
The company said on its developer’s blog that the feature The upcoming ‘Multi User’ allows you to add up to three secondary accounts on a single device.’App Sharing ‘also allows the primary account owner to share the app library between local profiles. They can be secondary. The shared app allows users to maintain game progress and achievements specific to their profile.
Multi-user accounts and app sharing will enter Oculus Quest 2 first as an experimental feature in February and then to the original Quest 2019 at an unspecified date later. As with new Oculus users, all secondary users on their devices must log in with Facebook.
The company said that in the future, the upcoming app sharing feature would allow the primary account owner to share apps with other devices at some point as well. It is clearly targeted in households with more than one Oculus headset, however Facebook did not say how it plans to enforce this.
The secondary account owner will also be able to purchase their own apps and content on the shared device. But will not be able to share with others Only the primary account holder can share between secondary device profiles.
The company said the new features will “help expand the VR community, promote [Oculus Store] App and help prevent piracy. ”It is also said to increase household use and create “Better engagement for long-term developers”
All new apps shipped to the Oculus Store after February 13 must have app sharing enabled. Developers published before that date can opt out of app sharing. But it must be done before February 12, otherwise it will automatically take effect.