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.
Twila Parson commented
13year olds should not have to have a social account to play with each other. Especially since predators use social media to find their victims. By you forcing parents to get their kids an account. Just so they can play I feel like you should also be responsible and held accountable for the actions of the predators that are out there using Facebook to hunt for their innocent under age victims. If you are a parent who agrees that your kids should not have to be on social media to play. Please write to Oculus and Facebook.
I agree that this is ridiculous to force facebook on oculus users for ANYTHING. As long as this is the practice of oculus, I will no longer support oculus products. I will buy the index.
Ethan Rose commented
most people who have oculus are mostly kids I think and just because Facebook lets you have a account at 13 doesn’t mean your parents let you have Facebook and I think that ALOT of kids are missing their chance playing with their friends and having fun but no you have to have Facebook so I think that we need to change this and as a kid that’s no fun
Get rid of this feature. Not only it is forcing users of Oculus to do something that big part of them doesn't want to do but isn't it also illegal to force system users to use some software (Facebook) the manufacturer owns so that the whole system features work (which worked fine before this mandatory Facebook logging). I.e. Google can't force it's Pixel users in EU to use Google as a web search engine any more. Microsoft can't force it's Windows users to use Bing as a default search engine, etc. And even if it isn't illegal, there's already a lot of current users (includin me) saying that this mandatory Faceebooking is making them to switch to other PCVR manufacturers and it will affect new users too to not adopting Oculus hardware.
User security explanation about is just bs, as Oculus already has secured the user information of it's current users who have't logged on to the Facebook through VR, right?
EDIT: This is on Quest side of feature request, i'm answering as a Rift owner which also is affected.
Jim Smith commented
I agree, get rid of this BS. A feature that was and has been originally there, all of a sudden is removed, and now requires a facebook account for simple functionality? This is just total BS, I am so irate over this. I bought a quest and a rift S, My wife and I like to play with them together, I take the quest when I travel out of town for work, and we enjoy hanging out and doing stuff together on them. Neither of us have facebook, nor do we want anything to do with the cancer that is facebook, my children will not have a facebook either, as long as they live in my house. With a now defunct freinds list, due to facebook login, it makes the units a lot less useful for us. Unfortunately I am a few weeks out of my in store refund period, or else they would be back in the store already. Right now all i want to do is shove them up Mark Z's you know what.. I repeatedly asked, if you "had to have a facebook account", over and over at the store, and was reassured many times "you do not"... An now they are making you, or discriminating against you for not having one, or you do not get the full functions of the unit. No where on the box does it say that you have to have a facebook to use the full features of the device. That is some sort of bait and switch, or some sort of false advertising. It needs to be clearly labeled on the box. "REQUIRES FACEBOOK". I wish i could sue them for something, or at least just for a refund, so i can put the money towards two valve index's.
anybody wanna buy a very lighty used rift S, and quest, almost new in the box.. for cheep?
Absolutely agree, do not force Facebook onto everyone. This is a feature that already existed, and been used for a very long time and works perfectly as it is.
Make ALL of your USERS HAPPY and INSTEAD of FORCING it, please make it an OPTIOIN, not a requirement to be able to use voice chat (Party Chat) with friends that we already have in your Oculus friends list.
If there are new features, Facebooks own HORIZON VR chat room application for instance that needs a Facebook account in order to be able to work, then fine. Make that new HORIZON chat room require that you login with a Facebook account. If users then choose to want to use that particular chat room, then they can create a new Facebook account or login to their existing account and use the HORIZON VR chat room.
Just don't take away functionalities we previously had, by forcing ALL Oculus users to be required to have a Facebook account and to have to be logged into it.
Ben Raubenolt commented
One of my friends is returning his Quest over this new linking requirement and I can't really blame them. Facebook can't be trusted with the kind of information a Quest could potentially provide. The Oculus account actually had independent friends lists and they removed it just to force Facebook on us. So the device can now do less than it did when I bought it and I have less friends to play with.
PC allen commented
Facebook makes privacy a complicated multi-step process and even then your personal info isn't always safe. I want to enjoy the Oculus not keep a look out for all the haters, gullible lonely ppl, fishers and third party threats. $500 is a lot of money to flush on Oculus if they end up going down with Facebook. Sorry, Facebook just keeps stepping in it and uses members to wipe it. Facebook can't be trusted. It's just s matter of time before Facebook folds up. Spare Oculus !
P X commented
I wanted untethered VR for the past 15 years. I was going to buy your device, until you came out with sharing data with your FB parent. With your drasticly fallible data protection I do not have faith in you security of my information, so I will wait until you competitors beat you out of the league. Also Beat Saber is drasticlly over rated.
Don’t make it so we have to sign into Facebook for social features. I wanna play vr with my friends, not make a social media account I’m not going to use. I paid for the headset so there shouldn’t be limitations like this.
That thought passed my mind... yes. I don’t think I’m alone.
Not here to defend myself but to politely request that Facebook not be forced on us.
Please don’t force us to have a Facebook account to use certain features... please?
Worst update ever...
Please don’t force Facebook on us!
Yes please remove mandatory Facebook accounts. I don’t have Facebook and think it’s the worst. I agree with anonymous poster. PLEASE REMOVE THIS!
Facebook must be desparate to keep the brand afloat if they're resorting to mining the tiny niche user base of Oculus products!
The idea that somehow the already Facebook-hosted user profiles we created as Oculus accounts are now worthless to us after 2-3 years is insulting.
I don't want to give you my behavioral data to sell, I already paid for the headset and paid for the games on it. Be satisfied with that.
Never mind that of course I know you're already harvesting what data you can from the existing accounts.
How does my level of mobility influence my purchasing power? I'm sure you have data on that. Is there a correlation between my height and my tendency to click on ads? I bet your algorithm already knows and tries to target me based on that.
It's a fact of life that you would be doing that from the moment I created the account for my rift 2 years ago, but now you're making it so goddamn brazen.
Keeping making great products and strip out this absurd requirement!
For another thing, my 11 year old nephews don't have Facebook accounts and likely never will. Children use these devices a lot.
Get your greasy dead eyed mitts off us, Mark.
I agree i dont use facebook and have no interest in it. this is becoming a dictatorship , next they will tell us we have to buy certain games
Deleted my Facebook account this year and got my Oculus Quest sometime after, (didn’t buy my Quest because I deleted my Facebook, sorry for weird phrasing but I digress) imagine my annoyance when I go to party chat my Dad and play something only to be met with a notification telling me I need to link a Facebook account to my Oculus account to speak to my Dad when I didn’t need to before!
I think it was the dumbest Idea to imply that you now have to have a FB account when you invite or to talk to a friend