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Oculus Home Page Shows Real Name

KhaosJunkieKhaosJunkie Posts: 2
NerveGear
I am a streamer who would love the ability to stream VR games, but the home page shows my real name, which a privacy concern.  Is there anyway at all to hide / disable this or change my name, at least within the Oculus Home Screen.  I have already made purchases on this account, so I do not want to create another.  I'd be amazed if none of the devs at Oculus saw the potential for this to be a concern, especially with the rate that streaming is growing, and the positive aspect those streams will have on marketing for the Rift.

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  • StarfistRangerStarfistRanger Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I am a streamer too and would appreciate a setting to hide my real name.
  • YndarXYndarX Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Bump...  Me too!
  • k3yk3y Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    bump... Me too! I also want to add friends and don't want to leave any chances that these friends can see my real name by mistake. 
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,444
    Project 2501
    I agree.
    There is no reason to show your Real Name anywhere. I already know what my name is, and others don't need to know it unless I choose to share it with hand picked individuals.
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    Dear Oculus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", please.

  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    It's a valid concern, and we're looking to be able to hide real name in your own interface. However, I don't have an ETA to when this will be available.
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  • InntrengerInntrenger Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Hello, this concerns me too. Is there any news regarding this issue? It shouldn't be that hard to implement, just NOT show the real name up in the main menu. I don't know who would need to have their name up there, anyway
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,444
    Project 2501
    Hello, this concerns me too. Is there any news regarding this issue? It shouldn't be that hard to implement, just NOT show the real name up in the main menu. I don't know who would need to have their name up there, anyway

    This may be the reason that my next VR purchase won't be an Oculus one.
    I want a VR headset for using VR apps.
    I don't want a social network on my face. (unless I choose to start a VR social app)
    I don't appreciate that Oculus Home is the only software distribution platform that shows my real name.

    It's a valid concern, and we're looking to be able to hide real name in your own interface. However, I don't have an ETA to when this will be available.
    @cybereality
    It's still a valid concern and needs to be addressed. As mentioned above, it's as simple as just not showing the name at all.

    i5 6600k - GTX1060 - 8GB RAM - Rift CV1 + 3 Senors - 0 PROBLEMS
    Dear Oculus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", please.

  • storms20storms20 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    This is a concern to me as well. How is this even questionable? We shouldn't have to show our real names.
  • StormidStormid Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    This still isn't fixed? I want to hide my name for streaming by using the oculus Mirror in Obs but it still shows my name in the ingame menu when i use oculus mirror
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,444
    Project 2501
    I don't know what Obs is, but are you saying your name shows on an Oculus screen or somewhere in "Obs"?
    Can you screenshot it, and post it here (with your name obscured)
    i5 6600k - GTX1060 - 8GB RAM - Rift CV1 + 3 Senors - 0 PROBLEMS
    Dear Oculus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", please.

  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,735 Volunteer Moderator
    OBS is a video capture/streaming tool, in OH real names appear hence the concern. Is there some way whilst you are streaming to have the blur plug in I've seen on youtube obscuring your name somehow ???
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,444
    Project 2501
    Techy111 said:
    OBS is a video capture/streaming tool, in OH real names appear hence the concern.

    Oh, I'd forgotten about that, I normally have the "Library" showing and my name doesn't show on it.
    This is the only DRM program I've used which insists on showing real names. It's almost pointless having a username. I guess Facebook is the wrong company to be asking for privacy. This will, I believe, be a major reason for people switching to other VR devices.
    i5 6600k - GTX1060 - 8GB RAM - Rift CV1 + 3 Senors - 0 PROBLEMS
    Dear Oculus, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it", please.

  • BrainyBeaverBrainyBeaver Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    edited March 24
    SO....... this never got done oculus!  This is garbage that i cant enter the dash without doxxing myself while streaming... garbage idea. 
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