Cloud saves are coming to Oculus Quest, Oculus Go, and Samsung Gear VR — the Oculus platform mobile headsets. That’s according to Oculus CTO John Carmack on Twitter.
Cloud saves are already available on the Oculus Rift store on PC. Developers can save game data to the cloud, and even if a user moves to a new PC they can continue the game where they left off last time. The feature was added all the way back in 2016, but still hasn’t come to mobile headsets.
The main problem with cloud saves on Rift, however, is that the store doesn’t state whether a given app/game supports it. It’s up to the developer to state it in the description — and most don’t bother. It’s seemingly up to the user to guess or find out by asking other users on forums, or finding out the hard way when losing save data. Hopefully support for this feature becomes easier to find over time.
Like with Rift, Carmack states that this will require developer implementation on mobile. This will only work for games where the developer integrates the API to enable the feature.
What will be interesting is that this will work “between devices”, and it will also work “between factory resets”, good news for those who face technical issues on their Quest and Go.
Carmack didn’t state whether this would be available by Quest launch on May 21 or in a future update. We’ll keep you informed as soon as we have more information on when this feature is launching.