Oculus Introduces New Ways to Play Together

Oculus Blog
July 20, 2020

The Oculus Platform continues to grow and evolve, and we’re constantly looking for ways to enhance the user experience. Today, we’re excited to introduce features on the Oculus Platform designed to help you connect with friends, meet new people, and share your experiences with the community.

Introducing Public Parties & Travel Together

We’re expanding our existing Parties experience and rolling out new Public Parties for you and your friends. A Public Party is a voice call for groups to discover, travel and play together in Oculus. You can invite existing friends or discover new friends by making your party public. Up to 8 people can join a party at the same time and hang out together in VR over voice chat.

We’ve also heard from people that they want easier ways to meet up with friends in the same instance of games they own. So, we’ve partnered with apps on the platform to allow groups to launch directly into social experiences. With Travel Together, friends in a party can “travel to” supported experiences together without jumping through multiple menus and waiting for friends to join.

You can try this out in a number of games, including: Echo VR, Racket: Nx, Synth Riders, Eleven Table Tennis, Elven Assassin, Epic Roller Coasters, Arizona Sunshine, Cloudlands 2, Spaceteam VR, Ironlights, Multiverse, and Pro Putt by Topgolf.

Find your Facebook friends on Oculus

We’re also making it easier for you to find your friends from Facebook who also have an Oculus headset, so you can connect with the people you care about in VR.

You’re in control of who can find you by your Facebook name — you can set your privacy settings to — Only Me, Facebook Friends on Oculus, Public. For people who are setting up new accounts, this setting will default to “Facebook Friends on Oculus,” but you can change it at any time. For more information on Facebook social features on Oculus, please check out the FAQ.

Stay tuned for more Oculus Platform updates! And share your experience @oculus and follow us for the latest news and information.