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 have decided to move away from oculus and will be ordered a Valve Index due to this move. Their desire to move away from gamers and focus on more casual players, as well as forced Facebook integration for those of us with the Rift or Rift S, just feels like an added slap in the face.
I had a preorder going but cancelled it because of this. I will never have a Facebook account but I would like to use the Quest2. It's beyond dumb.
It's just wrong for someone to be banned or blocked from use of the Oculus ecosystem for some issue on a social media service they didn't even want to use.
I pre-created a facebook account for OculusQuest2 but it was banned the next day. The account has now been restored, but we can't tie up store property under such an untrustworthy regime, and OculusQuest2 has been cancelled!
My facebook account was frozen and has not been recovered yet. I registered under my real name and there is nothing wrong with it.
I'd like to separate my facebook account from my Oculus account.
It's unacceptable that this headset can be made a paperweight by a broken data-sniffing AI that thinks you're suspicious and bans the account that you HAVE to use to play.
UMI USiO commented
There are many VR enthusiasts who are not willing to join the Facebook community.
Forcing them to participate is detrimental to each other's interests.
Active fraud exclusion is necessary to maintain a healthy Facebook community.
However, as a result, even users without problems will not be able to use the store service with peace of mind.
(Sorry. I'm using google translate.)
AiNI Bellwood commented
You can't recommend a product to a friend for a service that you don't know when it will be banned. If you simply don't need to log in to Facebook, it's recommended to all your friends.
佐藤 隆人 commented
My friend's account has been banned...
I had imagined that my Facebook account would do what I could tolerate, although I was somewhat dissatisfied with it, but the reality was a lot more worse than I had imagined.
No other platform requires a mandatory login just to play games. If someone doesn't want to be a social VR user, they shouldn't be required to do so. At the VERY least, if someone gets banned from Facebook, you shouldn't block them from playing the games they already purchased, especially if those games are not ones where the user interacts with others. I understand there needs to be "safety" built in, but there should be a way to block someone from interacting with other users without outright blocking their entire usage of a device they paid for and games they paid for. It's just not right and you know that.
My friend's account has been banned.
Thanks to that, I won't be able to play in VR at least this weekend.
If it wasn't for Facebook, this wouldn't have happened.
I have social anxiety and social networks creep me out. The worst thing I know is being watched or monitored, and I will never use a product where I can't be certain that I'm not. I'm sure this isn't that uncommon.
I do not want to have a Facebook account. I do not care about playing my VR games with friends. If the mandatory Facebook login stays, I will get rid of my Oculus, buy a Vive, and tell everyone who asks my advice to do the same. Ridiculous to take away access to games which were fairly purchased because the owner doesn't want an unrelated trash social app.
Bo Bennekov commented
Creating business training applications reaching right now 8000 trainees, and another 25000 trainees in the coming three months. They all train on Quest. They will not be training on Quest2 before the Facebook login has been removed. No business user would ever accept that.
Oculus Makes Good Products But Facebook Making An Account Required Is Just Not Good At All
Bo Bennekov commented
I am pretty sure it is illegal in EU to demand that you use one product from one company (A social media platform) in order to use another product from another company (a VR headset. Microsoft was fined heavily for demanding users to use Internet Explorer just as a result of having chosen Windows.
And it is also a stupid idea.
Ricky Hopfe commented
My friends are amazed with this thing. They will not buy it because of mandatory FB integration. Like... really amazed. Half of them do not even have a Facebook account. You’re losing sales like crazy. Are you the pioneers of VR or the contingency? Another standalone will come, it’s just a matter of time.
John bronco commented
This is not the move, and you guys know it. In a time where VR could potentially take off literally any day, with the way games like “among us” and “fall guys” become overnight hits, you have an accessibly and borderline affordable product that could reach millions but your deterring a large part of the user base with a mandatory Facebook login.
The massive inclusion, the potential monopoly on casual and entry level VR users is far more valuable than the collected data of a select couple hundred thousand to low millions of ****** off vr users and potential defectors.
Daniella Gamer commented
This is just wrong! How can you be entitled to revoke access from users that have PURCHASED games through the store?!