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Oculus Quest In-Home Rental Launched

kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 5,157 Valuable Player
BREAKING The Park Playground are one of the first to deploy their hashtag#In-Home hashtag#VR rental model. Difficult times require a flexibility of business approach - how many will follow?



https://theparkplayground.com/en/vr-at-home/

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  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,407 Volunteer Moderator
    Isn't this a violation of the Oculus eulas?
    The consumer eula says non commercial use only, so they can't be under that for rentals.
    The business eula says rentals are allowed, but only if you provide a staff member to be on site supervising the use of the headset at all times.

    To quote Oculus:

    Non-permissible Renting and Leasing

    You may not allow a third party to rent the headsets outright, without the headsets being under your supervision and control. Leaving your headsets with third parties is not permitted.




  • wuzpwuzp Posts: 214
    Nexus 6
    kojack said:
    The business eula says rentals are allowed, but only if you provide a staff member to be on site supervising the use of the headset at all times.
    Have it delivered, with usage supervised by an attractive staff member?
  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,407 Volunteer Moderator
    wuzp said:
    kojack said:
    The business eula says rentals are allowed, but only if you provide a staff member to be on site supervising the use of the headset at all times.
    Have it delivered, with usage supervised by an attractive staff member?
    That would work.
    But their website says you get the headset for 3 or 4 days (the website says 3 in one spot and 4 in another) and an instruction manual for how to set it up.

    I don't disagree with the idea, being able to rent a Quest would be cool, but its a legal risk for the company.

  • Umpa_PCUmpa_PC Posts: 740
    Trinity
    kojack said:
    wuzp said:
    kojack said:
    The business eula says rentals are allowed, but only if you provide a staff member to be on site supervising the use of the headset at all times.
    Have it delivered, with usage supervised by an attractive staff member?
    That would work.
    But their website says you get the headset for 3 or 4 days (the website says 3 in one spot and 4 in another) and an instruction manual for how to set it up.

    I don't disagree with the idea, being able to rent a Quest would be cool, but its a legal risk for the company.

    It would be really bad PR for Oculus if they pursued this, They are not in the good books with authorities as it is.  Is the EULA even enforceable for something like this ?  Seems like its in there only to prevent them from being sued if something goes wrong.
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  • wuzpwuzp Posts: 214
    Nexus 6
    Umpa_PC said:
    Is the EULA even enforceable for something like this ?  Seems like its in there only to prevent them from being sued if something goes wrong.
    From a legal/civil perspective, EULA are only enforceable, depending upon the offender's jurisdiction.  Ultimately, the only recourse Oculus would really have is to remotely brick the offending headset(s).
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