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.
The thing I do not understand is that of all of the lawsuits, privacy issues, data collection, promises broken, have to report to congress, the bad reputation they have, employees leaving because of ethical issues, and now have to HAVE a FB account to run the quest and have the threat of loosing connectivity and loosing purchased apps and games you would think FB would try to earn trust of the public which after loosing it will take a long time to get back but have to start somewhere, so now even if they reverse the desicion again damage done, I love the quest but the politics behind it is terrible..unfortunately no lessons have been learned
Kirk Johnston commented
Yeah, I don't care that it's optional just now for those people who care about all this "social" **** as I see it, and I certainly never use it, but I absolutely do not agree with it being mandatory.
Not everybody wants a facebook account.
Some of us just dont want to link our headset to our FB as you will 100% use our data to advertise to us.
HTC and Valve are not doing that. why are you doing it?
I may ditch my Rift and go HTC if this happens.
I was hesitant to buy a rift s and only bought one a few months ago after digging and finding the promises you made. After logging in and seeing I had to use FB to be able to add friends I knew I would buy as few games as possible through your store, so I could play with friends. But this is unacceptable. If this decision is not reversed you will not see me buy games through your store or any future oculus products. I'm sure valve and hp and htc would respect my privacy and their promises.
Michael Angel commented
A piece of VR hardware should not require a social media login to be operable. Any kind of violations that are flagged, either by AI, users, trolls, or whatever Facebook deems unworthy, can disable your hardware for up to 30 days at a time, if not permanently (in extreme cases).
Not only that, but Horizons is going to have all users constantly spy and record each other while in VR.
This is beyond creepy and unaccceptable, and quite frankly seems borderline illegal. AI should not be able to determine whether or not you're allowed to use hardware you paid for.
Facebook is turning AI against humans, and there's a lot of people who seemingly don't care.
AS A DEVELOPER I REALLY CARE AND IT FRIGHTENS AND ****** ME OFF! I am NEVER making a Facebook account again and I am NOT developing for Oculus devices because of this requirement.
I waited all winter to get my hands on a Quest only to find that my new toy's been made obsolete 5 months later. If they weren't so greedy, Zuckerberg and company would have discontinued the Quest when they ran out in December. I'm sure they bulk of us would have waited. Now to add insult to injury, they're forcing a Facebook requirement on new headsets. I refuse so that leaves me out. I'll pay the extra bucks and get a PCVR headset.
******** Oculus. You lied to us.
Eva Weber commented
I brought my Quest just pretty recently and I had NO IDEA about this facebook login **** because it was never mentioned anywhere on the f*cking info page. I've deleted my facebook account already years ago and I will absolutely not making a new one, just so I can have access to full functionality on my 400$ device.
I guess I'll enjoy my time with some singleplayers for as long as I'm allowed to and then refund everything, sell my Quest and get a headset at another vr company, UNLESS Oculus gets their f*cking sh*t together!
I also do not, and never will, have a Facebook account. I complained, but they refused to listen or even acknowledge my complaint.
As I understand it, the full functionality of the device I bought in good faith is now – over a year later – being held *******, and will indeed be sacrificed, if I do not meet the demands of joining a social media platform.
I understand it for new customers. They know what they are getting themselves into. I, however, bought this with no such stipulations attached.
A Facebook account was not a pre-requisite for full functionality.
When my device loses functionality because I refuse to give in to unreasonable and despicable demands, I believe I am entitled to compensation.
Oculus / Facebook refused to acknowledge this and instead directed me to this forum. I am disgusted.
I do not use Facebook. I WILL NOT use Facebook. It's absolutely ridiculous that I can no longer connect with friends on the Oculus platform, with the Oculus account you are now holding *******, without it. This is a surefire way to make me abandon this platform for a more reputable competitor. Implementing something like this after adoption and against earlier promises unethical to say the least...
I was promised that a facebook account would not be needed. Now that facebook has lied to me I am supposed to make an account on their website and believe that they will keep all future promises? I think not! Please think this one through and go back to allowing oculus accounts like you promised.
I never asked for Facebook to be an enforced requirement to access this device.
Samuel AB commented
I've bought over 1000$ of games with the information that Facebook would not be accessing my data while I use the VR hardware.
Now that you've changed this policy, I would like to have a refund for my games as this is not what I or anyone else signed up for years ago when getting a CV1 Oculus headset.
**** facebook. This **** is illegal and you know it. That's why Germany kicked your *** out of their country until you get your **** together. Hopefully the rest of the world catches on so you can't sell you're mandatory facebook ******** to harvest that sweet sweet data you wanna offload so bad to advertisers and Cambridge Analytica.
Yep, this is horrible
I was so excited about the new Headset, but after this Announcement I will no buy another Headset from Oculus. As soon as the HP Reverp 2 releases in my Country i will switch to that. Facebook is not a company i want to associate with my gaming life.
Sold my Rift S in the last week because of this. Still wanted to sign it for all the others who still hold onto their HMDs.
Sean B. commented
Don't have a facebook, got rid of it. Don't want one.
Bought this headset well before facebook was required. Probably gonna sue if I'm forced to make a new facebook account.
Leave Oculus to be Oculus; mandatory Facebook account is anti-consumer.
Considering facebook requires an age limit to make an account, but not to use Oculus is shady business at the least, and possible criminal. If I cant have my kids play with their friends why would I buy Oculus ever again? Be ready to be sued by the masses.