These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of November 30th, 2021.
Casting with Mobile Mixed Reality Camera
We’re introducing a new experimental feature that provides a window into your VR experience by showing your real self interacting with the VR app you’re in using the Oculus mobile app.
Mobile mixed reality camera is intended to be a two-person capture experience.
Please note that this is an experimental feature and is currently available only on iOS devices starting with the iPhone XS or later.
Please ensure that you have the latest version of the Oculus Companion App (v139).
For details on how to use mobile mixed reality camera and to see the supported apps, please visit our support site.
We’re introducing a new way to backup your app data with Oculus Cloud Backup.
When Cloud Backup is enabled, Oculus backs up your device’s app data for supported apps, like game progress or settings, to the cloud. This lets you easily pick up where you left off in a game if you re-install an app, reset your device, or set up a new device.
To keep your Cloud Backup data safe, your app data is encrypted on our servers.
Cloud Backup is turned on by default but you can turn it off anytime in your Settings.
Multiple Accounts on Quest
We're moving the option to have multiple accounts
on your Quest headset from experimental to general availability. Now everyone has the option to support multiple accounts on a single headset.
Users who enable multiple accounts on Quest will be able to share the majority of their apps with secondary users on the headset.
Primary users will only be able to share apps on one device.
Secondary users will be able to purchase DLC for shared apps through the Oculus Store, but will not be able to make in-app purchases for shared apps.
Phone Notification Deep Links to Browser
We’re piloting a new feature that lets you interact with phone notifications without leaving VR. For enabled apps, you’ll be able to tap on a notification from a smartphone app to open a web version of the app in VR. Currently the app list for this pilot includes:
Messenger Calling in VR
We’ve made it easier for you to communicate with your friends by integrating Messenger Calling in VR. Now, you can make audio calls while in VR to your friends on any Messenger-enabled platform—wherever they may be. No more taking off your headset to communicate and coordinate.
Note: We’ll be rolling this feature out to users gradually over the coming weeks.
We’ve added the ability to adjust the ‘Up’ angle of the thumbstick, allowing you to adjust the forward direction of the thumbstick
You can enable this feature from the Experiments section of the Settings panel in VR.
We have added a microphone button within the browser address bar for users to easily access the dictation feature when using the browser.
2D Apps for Multitasking
We’re adding to the list of 2D apps you can use on Quest. New apps coming soon to the app store include:
We’re introducing the ability for developers to add new subscription terms for their apps in the Oculus store. Subscription terms can be monthly, quarterly or yearly. Additionally, apps will be able to include subscription tiers (bronze, silver, gold) as well as the ability to upgrade and downgrade between the different levels.
Quest Public Test Channel
We still have openings to opt into the new Quest Public Test Channel. The test channel enables you to get early access to the next unreleased software version ahead of the public release.
Please note this feature is on a first-come, first-serve basis and may be closed to new signups once the the desired capacity is met.