Remove Mandatory Facebook Login!
Remove Mandatory Facebook login in order to accept friend requests and use the Oculus app. I have never had Facebook nor do i want it. I just want to play vr. I don’t want to have to have facebook to enjoy my 500$ Virtual Reality Headset with my friends.
I'm not going to by an Oculus Quest 2 unless I can use it without a Facebook account
I am not buying an Oculus if the Facebook mandate stays. Facebook should be an option and not a requirement. We want Oculus, not Facebook.
Ginger Blanco commented
I bought the Oculus 2 to play wireless VR. The only reason I chose the oculus over another brand was the price tag- it is the cheapest overall in this genre so far. The fact that Facebook is a requirement for this unit almost discouraged me from buying (not a fan of social media). As it stands, unless policy changes, and common sense user support and protections are improved upon, I may migrate over to another brand of device in the next few years if VR systems improve.
Please remove facebook requirement! This is undermining the whole product! Facebook is so bad for privacy that it is completely blocked in both our companys network and our own home network. Had to return the Oculus for refund...!
xefnal 1 commented
agree.i don`t feel like losing a bunch of money if facebooks bots decide decide to go terminator and delete a bunch of accounts
Just a little reaction to David Mulder.
Companies like Apple and Google also expect you to link this with your "real world identity" as you call it.
But if something happens with your account, I wanna see you try to get it back with a "fake" account.
Definitely supporting this
David Mulder commented
Reminder for those confused by this: Other stores do this with accounts that are not obligatory linked to your real world identity. Oculus now requires you linked to an account where you get banned from (and lose your purchases) if you do not use your real name. If Facebook would waive their real name policy for accounts linked to an Oculus device this would solve the problem for many.
How many devices with a store require you to have a login?
Apple, Google, Playstation, Nintendo, ...
You really gonna stop buying those products because of that??
For those who already have a Facebook account and don't want to use it for the Quest. Well I hate to burst your bubble but your privacy was gone the minute you registered.
And for those who don't have one...create one with all settings as tight as possible. I really don't see the problem. So they track my gaming habits...CARE!
Anyway, just stop complaining. Don't buy it, nobody is forcing you.
This is and will remain a top product.
Simon Barke commented
The forced Facebook login is the reason why I completely deleted my over 10 year old Facebook account and created a new one under a different email address that I just use for Oculus. All browser tracking disabled. If a significant percentage of the userbase would do that I'm sure they'd reverse course on that. (They already lost the German market over this stupid decision.)
Even as a Facebook user, I wholeheartedly agree with this. Forcing Facebook on Oculus users, especially after promising this would never happen, is an extremely scummy move.
When I bought the Quest 1, there was no mandatory Facebook account. I don't have one, and I'm not planning to hand over my government ID to a company that is built on selling personal data.
So I'm holding off additional software purchases since I'm uncertain if my property will be rendered useless by Facebook once they force Facebook logins for existing Oculus users.
Jiri Motejlek commented
In the world that is (thankfully) becoming more privacy minded than before, the mandatory facebook login seem like a very bad move. The damage to the brand is massive.
James Butlin commented
This is literally the biggest gripe of mine. It has ruined the marketing for what is otherwise the best VR headset to exist in my humble opinion. What about people that don't want to use Facebook? What about people that are forced to make an account -simply- to use their VR headset online, and have that account taken down because they don't intend to use it as a social media platform?
Not gonna buy one if the facebook login stays, heck i not even gonna sell the one i have now 2nd hand. It just goes into the long-term storage, then probarly the bin.
Having privacy as a priority and then requiring a account with mandatory personal data is just outragious.
Get your priorities straight!, remove the login.
I don't mind mandatory Facebook login, but I do mind Fb bricking Quest 2 by banning user's Fb account (from what I hear it can happen to anyone, especially for those who never created account with Fb in the past or who had account, abandoned it ages ago and created a new one for VR).
Jonathan Low commented
****..... hurry up and remove your garbage *** facebook login so I'll go buy one of these things. I played some games on a first gen rift and wanted to buy one of these. But I don't think I will now. I don't even have a facebook account. Simply because I don't want one.
Shalom Ayash commented
I also disagree with Isaac C. This would be like Facebook buying out all the grocery stores in your town, then telling you that you can no longer shop at any of them without signing up for a Facebook account. Would their ownership of all the grocery stores make their account enforcement okay?
As far as I'm aware, there is no other wireless VR headset on the market right now and there won't be anytime soon. This is because Facebook is selling the Oculus 2 for a price that is far cheaper than what anybody else could make something similar for. How is this possible? Because they're banking on everybody using their Facebook accounts with the Oculus devices. That's where they really make their money, not on what they are selling the headsets for.
Please don't just say "learn to deal with it". That essentially means we should all just lay down and let anybody and everybody (including Facebook and big tech) just run over us. Is that really what you believe? When do we all decide to finally take a stand?
On a more positive note, look around online a bit about jail-breaking the Oculus 2 in order to remove the Facebook requirement. Nothing is available yet, but there has been some good progress in this area.