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.
This, and the lack of ability to share games across family owned devices, is making me think I’ll go with PS VR. Just because my 14 yo can have Facebook it doesn’t mean I want him to.
I cannot buy this as a christmas gift for my son since he is not 13 years of age and thereby is not allowed to create a Facebook account.
This is a huge problem for content developers as well!
Small indie developers that have bought content and associated with company email addresses prior to this change don't want to sign up Facebook accounts associated to their work emails. In alot of cases their employees are forbidden to do so anyway.
Our customers are high schools, the OFB program is stupidly overpriced and not needed as they have their own tech support. This leaves no option for them as you can't have teachers logging into a personal Facebook account for their students to use.
Surely based on IP addresses Facebook can already link your accounts to mine data. This is threatening our whole business and Oculus' response of "Yes we see it's a problem but we're not going to do anything" is beyond frustrating!
Our clients are enterprises, which share the helmet(s) to several users frequently. How do you solve this with a FB personal account?
Angel Stewart commented
Find another way to collect the data than making this mandatory. Offer discounts in the oculus store for players with linked accounts or something, incentivize it. Linking social media to whether or not you have access to your game library is ridiculous.
To everyone here,
I don't think anyone here really understands how these things work and why this will never go anywhere. Please allow me to explain a few points.
1. People are buying out the Quest 2 rapidly. Most people do not mind linking up (or creating) their Facebook account to use it. We are the minorities in this so our voices really don't make a difference.
2. Selling your Quest or Quest 2 over this requirement WILL DO NOTHING to stop this. Whoever buys your device will link up their Facebook and your dear "friend" Mark Zuckerberg will still mine their data. He'll make the money off of you, or whoever you sell your device to.
3. If you've lost tens, hundreds, or even thousands of dollars over losing access to your games, Zuckerberg and the Facebook crowd DO NOT CARE. It's pretty obvious in the way they are handling all of this. When you are literally worth over $100 billion, a few thousand is nothing.
4. The Quest 2 is dirt cheap (given the high-end specs) for a reason. I'm willing to bet the purchase price is equal to, or even a bit below the manufacturing costs. Why? Because Facebook will make a lot more money from people as soon as they link up their Facebook accounts. This also puts the Quest 2 in a position where nobody will be able to beat the price for the given specs. They are successfully cornering the market and stomping out any current or future competition by doing this. It's a monopolistic practice that is actually illegal, but it seems nobody is doing anything about it.
Infuriated yet? I know I am! So what can you do to start fighting back? If everybody did the following, these companies wouldn't have quite the power they do today:
1. DELETE your Facebook account. Deactivating your account is NOT the same thing. When you are deactivated, they can, and do, still collect your data from third parties and sell it. I've seen a small subset of how this works, and trust me, the data is scary (think credit card/bank information). They get a LOT more than what you give.
2. Use a privacy-based browser. I personally use Firefox and it blocks all the Facebook and other social media trackers. There are a bunch of other privacy-based browsers out there as well.
3. Don't purchase/use anymore Facebook owned products. This includes WhatsApp, Instagram, Oculus, Portal, and all those listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Facebook
4. Support the good, dump the trash. There are many other options for social media out there that aren't nearly as evil as Facebook. Ever heard of Diaspora? How about the open-source Telegram messenger? What about ProtonMail? Perhaps give them a shot if you're itching for social media.
Will gladly buy a new headst (rift owner) once the FB stuff is lifted.
Other wise, buying from a competitor.
i will never purchase an Oculus as long as this psychotic and extortionist Facebook login is required with it. Greedy nonsense, yall overplayed your hand and you look stupid.
I just want to play VR and it's wrong that they have to put my personal information on it.
mark zuckerburg commented
I dont care if you raise the price just i dont want you having my identity and i dont was anyone else having it too. if i could use facebook without my real name and dont have to send drivers licence through i would use your service.
I was ready to purchase this on the spot until I found out about the facebook mandatory requirements. I do not want the people associated with my vr gaming to associate me with my political views nor would I want them associated with my likes and dislikes. Now, if facebook would allow me to have multiple accounts where I am not required to give my DNA to open any account, I would have less of a problem. The only info I don't mind giving is my credit card number and the required info to make purchases.
As for having someone search a profile and discover that I hold political view X while I play game Y and I happen to like TV show Z.... this is enough to get some people shot in some countries or just lose a job in the most liberated countries on planet Earth.
Secondly, I plan on allowing family members to use the device, and I certainly don't want to have people wonder why I play something with rainbow unicorns and ****** shooting on alien worlds while I discuss the finer points of US foreign policy as they know I enjoy documentaries on pelicans and penguins.
Lastly, if it takes years for my friends to learn all my little details, I certainly won't let a corporate entity learn my trivia in mere minutes. Imagine when hackers eventually succeed, if they haven't already done so, and they get a complete picture.
Holding out on purchasing a Quest 2 until I am able to use an Oculus account instead of Facebook login.
had planned to buy it but won't till this happens
ゲーム会代表 清水 commented
Pius i wanted to buy future Oculus products for me and for my family...I might reconsider and go for the competition!
I deleted my Facebook account and do not want to make a fake one or use an Facebook account just to use my Quest which I bought. Means I own it. Means I do not want a company to force me to do something which I do not want to do!
It was banned, and as soon as I got it released, it was banned again. Oculus quest2 has become garbage. can not do anything.
Was going to buy a Quest 2 for my kid for Christmas. Facebook requirement makes that a no-go.
Make your own social media platform instead using others especially using facebook ****