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.
Just because Facebook feels like imposing their platform onto everybody doesn’t mean they should. There are many people under 18 that would like to use their headsets and soon they won’t be able to. I don’t think Facebook is doing anything illegal, but they’re definitely not doing something right.
Craft this commented
My rift S is already a piece of garbage half the time, from Audio issues, to loosing tracking/ external camera crashes its been a lot of pain getting this POS to run and now your stapling on top facebook log in? no thinks ill let valve take my money next time.
teddy brothelhammer commented
i have had my rift s for a year. now it will be obsolete at the end of 2021? ....and, you're pushing a policy of mandatory conformity that makes no sense for the newer products? not buying it. hope you spent my $500 well because, that's the last you'll see of it. ******** zuck.
Charlie Carter commented
i dont want my headset to turn into a brick after i buy it just because im not 18
I have already had problems with this. It wasted my time, oculus' time. I don't do so social media. I do games and experiences in VR which is what the quest is for. So let's keep it separate and avoid all the issues!
Andre Thompson commented
I connected my oculus account to the wrong facebook account and the account got locked. Now I lost all my oculus purchases and had to create a new oculus account to connect to my current facebook account. I lost over $60 of games. Now i'm terrified of it happening again thanks to Facebook's ban happy nature.
John W commented
Tying the entire functionality of all your OCULUS hardware to an account for an entirely different ecosystem which can lock a person out for life is an unreasonable and consumer threatening policy. It is not at all like other companies where you're online access may be limited but you can always make a new account to at least still be able to use your hardware.
Considering Facebook's history of handling bans and customer service around bans this should absolutely be revoked.
We already have accounts, OCULUS accounts.
Was excited to buy these as gifts for the older people in my life. There is no way they would sign up for facebook though. Are there any workarounds?
tie our hardware and library to an access code fine but social media account is manipulative also feels like invasion of privacy.
connor thomas commented
Completely unacceptable guys. I know the employees at Oculus think this is absurd as well. I've owned the DK1, DK2, CV1, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, & Playstation VR. Needless to say I'm an enthusiast and I am not purchasing an Oculus Quest until this is fixed or it is jailbroken.
John Holcomb commented
Or at least make a 'Facebook Lite' account type which satisfies the Oculus side of things while making it so you can only read Facebook posts and not post/respond/etc. And, as such, this Lite account would have fewer requirements for authentication. Meh.
Andrew Letterman commented
I am worried about the enforcing of facebook policies, personally i think my freetime and home shouldnt be owned by big business
Will not be buying another Oculus product or recommending them to friends unless this is addressed. Would really like to pick up a Quest 2, great tech... However I will vote with my wallet instead.
Infact I've been using a ****** gen1 WMR headset as opposed to my Rift just due to fact we've been lied to regarding this issue (not requiring a Facebook account).
It's looking more and more like my next headset will be the Index or Reverb G2.
Way to go Oculus, you've lost a customer by trying to push some social media data mining agenda. I'm sure Carmack would be proud...
Silent Mage commented
I was ready and primed to buy the quest 2. This is the one reason I am not, I would rather buy a htc vive that costs as much as my computer than this trash.
First rule of the internet don't use your real name, And I won't use a device that can kill itself because (somebody decides they don't like me/AI/Internet outage/Facebook turns off auth servers) and decides I can't use MY device anymore.
Ethan Schrunk commented
I've had a Facebook link since I made the account, but forcing people to make a Facebook account, unrelated to VR entirely, to use their own device is absurd. If I didn't have to have my account linked for friends, I would have deleted my Facebook account ages ago. I so badly want to recommend the Oculus Quest 2 to my friends, and so many of my friends want to get into VR, but I can't recommend anything from the Oculus brand as long as it continues to drag around the privacy nightmare that is Facebook.
I’m unable to even complete registration for Facebook as it says I must upload government photo ID to complete verifying my identity. No way in **** would I ever provide such data to Facebook and Oculus requiring this completely kills the platform for me.
Have seen several people I know try and make accounts and get blocked straight away leaving them with a headset they can't use.
All we want to do Is use vr, not have to mess around with Facebook. It should never have been forced on us
Genuinely worries me everytime I buy any content for my quest 2 that Facebook could just decide to ban me because... Well Facebook never seems to give a reason.
David Bell commented
I have a Go and was considering upgrading to a 256GB Quest 2, but not now, no way with this requirement for Facebook login. I dont have Facebook and do not want to create one, none of this nonsense!! I just want to play VR!!
I will never get another oculus headset until this restriction is removed
SB P commented
I am a Go and Quest 1 owner. This is the single thing keeping me from upgrading.
Apple got away with double dipping on the iPhone/App store because it was a great experience first and foremost. Facebook is a rotten brand and by extracting money from your consumers on Hardware, App, Data and Ads you have made a truly untenable product with a corrupted philosophy and awful experience.
I think you misunderstood who the bad guy was in Ready Player One