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1.17 Public Test Channel Update: Parties for Rift

shozubqshozubq Posts: 2 Oculus Staff
edited July 2017 in General
Today we’re rolling out an update to PublicTest that includes a new feature: Parties for Rift, so you can talk live with friends. In Oculus Home or Universal Menu, you can select a friend and choose “Invite to Party.” Friends in your party can chat with you across Rift apps, or wherever you go in VR. Each party can support a total of four people at a time and each person must have the PublicTest build installed to use Parties on Rift. Access to Parties will be rolling out gradually over the next twenty-four hours, so if you don’t see it right away, be patient.
For complete 1.17 release notes please refer to this post.


  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,575 Valuable Player
    Who did what now!

    This is my forum signature.
    There are many others like it, but this is mine.
  • gamersbubugamersbubu Posts: 35
    Brain Burst
    I think I just blushed.
  • Heaney-555Heaney-555 Posts: 139
    edited July 2017
  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 2,020 Valuable Player

    Its all coming together slowly huh. I am still loving launching steam titles and how amazing lone echo is

    Now this  :o
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    The only downside is we're probably going to hear a lot of people "talking to themselves" in random pub matches.   Like those a-holes that walk around grocery stores having convos over bluetooth. :tongue:

    It's hard being the voice of reason when you're surrounded by unreasonable people.
  • EliteSPAEliteSPA Posts: 1,560
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  • SadGamerDadSadGamerDad Posts: 337
    <Cough><mumbles> About Time</Cough></mumbles>   I'll pop on PTU if anyone wants to get together for some gaming , hanging out, video recording, live streaming or whatever.. 
  • BadDanMEBadDanME Posts: 64
    Hiro Protagonist
    Tried the party yesterday. In Oculus Home everything was fine, but when we were in Sportsbar VR, the sound was very bad and chopped. Anyone else having those issues?
  • BadDanMEBadDanME Posts: 64
    Hiro Protagonist
    Seems like no one else is having trouble with the speechquality ingame. Strange.
  • ElpocElpoc Posts: 27
    Brain Burst
    Out of interest, why is it limited to 4 people?
    Also are there plans to add community features to Home? Like persistent Party groups you can join if, say, there's a group of people who play a particular game a lot and at the moment have to rely on 3rd party apps like Discord?
  • TorenceTorence Posts: 4
    Wow, it sounds amazing. But it is past time to me. 
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