Don't require Facebook for social features
Your recent demand that all social users engage through Facebook is a bad decidion. I will not allow my children to be exposed thru Facebook so you can make a few pennies in marketing kickbacks. We will never participate in an Oculus social media again and I will actively campaign online against you from this point on.
John Loke commented
Very disgusting that Oculus decided to force its users to sign up for facebook just to use social features...lol if yall dont fix your **** asap I'll definitely be saving and switching headsets. Plain and simple.
The requirement of a facebook account to simply be allowed to have a friend list on Oculus Rift is the push I needed to save for a Valve Index instead of spending any money on the Oculus store.
Congratulations Zuck & team, you're successfully marketing competitors hardware and software.
you know who iam..spy commented
iam leaving my Lovely rift s the fastest I can..dident know it was made by Facebook..they are not doing this for us..they are using us..leave us alone..******* creeps
Austin Willis commented
This was a BS move. Shame on Facebook/Oculus for taking features AWAY from users without facebook.
Aaron Parker commented
The additional Facebook integration is what drove me away from the Oculus platform and to the Valve Index. I love what the Quest is doing, but won't seriously consider it until Facebook becomes optional.
BEING FORCED TO HAVE FACEBOOK SIMPLY TO HAVE FRIENDS ON A DEVICE THAT i PAID $800 SOUNDS LIKE A VIOLATION OF FAIR TRADE LAWS.
I WASN'T REQUIRED TO HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT WHEN I PAID THEM $800, AND NOW THEY SAY I REQUIRE IT OR I LOSE ALL MY ABILITY TO HAVE FRIENDS. THAT IS CALLED BAIT AND SWITCH!
I don't use any social features now as I don't want to have a Facebook account. Mainly just because my parents and family are on there.
Jay Hayes commented
I agree with having the feature be optional. I've been spending the last few years avoiding social media of any kind and would appreciate gaming to be separated from the Facebook ecosystem if we so choose
Zane DragonNorm commented
And for the oculus quest too. And leave world domination after we get on mainstream Facebook trust me on that!
Royce Toffol commented
**** fbook make that **** optional. I have friends from before the change I can't even message anymore you ******** ruined Oculus
Currently not able to use social features. I will not link a Facebook account to my gaming accounts or other social media accounts under any circumstance. Dear Zuckerberg, we know that a product like Facebook is only free when WE are the product. But we pay good money for Oculus hardware and games. Leave us alone.
Jason Parmar commented
Same, such a nightmare. I had to reactivate FB that I deactivated for 2 years and planned to delete.
Please just make it optional!
Mark Collins commented
I’m in agreement, I don’t want to be forced to connect through Facebook just to use social features, especially for ones which it wasn’t required for before, it just feels dishonest and like you are taking advantage of us
Yes a very bad decision. I would not like to mix the two. A lot a people are just not into vr. I would keep these two universes parallel.
I already plan to move to another platform just because of this. I have stopped buying from the Oculus store in preparation of that move.
Christopher Whaley commented
I do not use Facebook. Forcing this will push me to another product.
oof I was looking into upgrading my rift to a rift s or quest but looks like I'll be jumping off the oculus ship
Duane Ford commented
If it ends up being required then I guess I just won't use those features as I don't have a Facebook act.
Certainly prefer they change their status on this as I WON'T be signing up to Facebook for it.
J.walter Swartz commented
My best friend hasn't been able to get his Facebook and Oculus accounts to work together in the first place and got no help from Oculus support. Our group (4 of us that meet online regularly) has started using Discord for communications and have bought far less Oculus exclusives since the change.
My SO and I removed ourselves from Facebook in 2018. Wiped it. And we're not going back for any reason. If Oculus wants to cut its own throat trying to push Facebook, we'll be switching to Steam, and if the hardware stops working, index. Facebook. Ugh. Never again.