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.
Requiring single accounts with real names online for anything that isn't billing itself is not acceptable.
There is no reason to force the use of a social media account, and further, the restrictions currently imposed on a facebook account for a device that has other purposes. An optional link is fine for certain features that use facebook itself, but that's as far as it should go. optional, for such functionality alone.
And no, options to hide your name and use a gaming tag is not sufficient.
I was happy with my Rift-S. The mandatory Facebook login signs the end of my desire to get any further oculus products. My next one will probably be an HP Reverb G2.
Jay Mayo commented
I have no issues with regards on merging my FB account with Oculus. My issue is people being turned off from this amazing headset because Facebook account is mandatory. Please just let it be optional. Give people an incentive to link their account instead, like give game discounts and in-game exclusive items if you have your Facebook account linked.
Again, make it optional! I've had friends shrug off the Quest 2 because of the mere mention of Facebook being mandatory.
Nabil Elmjati commented
Using Facebook to use the headset should be optional, not mandatory. Unless facebook is giving the headset for free i don't see how they can legally force you to use a platform to enjoy a piece if hardware you paid for. This is ridiculous!
I could have bent my opinion on not using facebook if it not for the real name enforcement. Given how toxic and how many creeps and cyber criminals are on the internet, the real name thing is a non-starter for me. So long as this is the thing, Oculus is dead to me after 3 years and countless hundreds of dollars spent i'm taking my wallet elsewhere.
Same, I don't want to have Facebook just to play VR games.
I have been following Oculus since I preordered a DK1 way back in 2013.
I really want to buy an Oculus Quest 2 to continue to support Oculus and help VR gain in market size/share to better develop the overall technology, but after hearing the horror stories of getting locked out of facebook accounts and the Quest becoming a paperweight, but I am not willing to take that risk.
I love my oculus devices but refuse to get the quest 2 due to the facebook requirement.
This is like buying a new TV. After you bring it home you can only use TV through one single cable provider. No problem you say I already use said cable provider who incidentally has a monopoly on cable service in your area. Turning on the TV you find out that cable provider has decided suddenly you can't be a customer of theirs and won't say why and blocks you from ever being a customer in the future again without any recourse. AND! not only can you not use the new TV, you can't use any of the other TVs you owned previously that had nothing to do with the cable provider.
This creates a no go for me. I have 5 Oculus devices. I use the quest, CV1 and Go pretty much every day. But unless facebook removes the facebook account requirement I won't get the new version.
I've heard far too many stories of people who have signed up for a facebook account, linked the account with their oculus and then get banned by facebook for a TOS violation, and as a side effect no longer being able to use other older oculus devices and have lost the use of older oculus devices. There is apparently no recourse for this through facebook and oculus has no control over this. That's an extremely poor implementation of this policy and driving potential customers away.
I hope you can communicate this to facebook. At the very least they need to allow for some sort of method to get unblocked or at least access older Oculus devices after the ban. This seems ripe for a legal action over the loss of legally paid for software and hardware on older devices. I've spent thousands on my 5 oculus devices and the associated software. If I lost access to them because I bought a new quest 2 and there was an issue with signing up for a facebook account I would be pretty angry and looking to get financially compensated. And this is already happening. Lots of posts over on reddit about this very scenario happening.
Andy Nguyen commented
When I open my Oculus it asks me to log in with Facebook. When I log in with Facebook it tells me to log in with Oculus. When I log in with Oculus, it tells me that it's already merged with Facebook and to log in with Facebook.
I have a permanent Log in loop and cannot access my Oculus.
John F commented
I got rid of my FB account a few years ago. I love my Oculus 2 but am disappointed that I had to signup for Facebook again. I am worried that while I used my real information, my account will be banned because I don't use Facebook.
Really this "force facebook account" was a big mistake.
Not only it was rushed, but a lot of legal problems are going to arise because a ban on a social network means all your apps are stolen too, even forgeting the antithust laws ... a ban should mean restricted access to your acount, but you can still use your purchased apps, like on steam.
When I bought my first oculus 3 years ago I didn't create a new account, I used my Facebook one, but now, I'm not buying anymore in the Oculus store ... things can dissapear.
diggity dog commented
Haha, FTC complaints go BRRRRRRRRRRR
Kirk Johnston commented
Someone needs to start a class-action lawsuit against Facebook regarding this. It's okay to ask us to sign into a Facebook account in order to use Facebook's "social" features and even to go onto the online store, but we should not be forced to sign into Facebook just to use the basic features of the headset such as watching a movie or checking the menu or setting the options or setting up guardian or using Link to access our existing PC VR games, and so on. This is an absolute abuse of our rights of ownership of a product we have outright bought and paid for, and it needs to be challenged in a court of law if necessary.
Michael Parx commented
I know this post isn't specifically for the quest 2's requirement, but the principle (and title) is still the same. Really sucks to see a launch haunted by so many stories on reddit and twitter of people getting locked out of their accounts and devices after making accounts they don't want to make just to start the damned thing. Come on guys, you're better than this.
Tyler Booth commented
They could use APPLE ID to log in.
Idk why people are upset by this. If you don’t have a Facebook, something is wrong with you.
I loved the wireless freedom of the Quest, but that is now outweighed by the negatives in the mandatory Facebook link.
From the minor annoyance of having the Facebook merge ruin your original Quest profile to the irritation of knowing Facebook is collecting on everything your headset does and trying to post it to Facebook in a self-licking ice cream cone model of self promotion to the significant threat to personal safety generated by forcing people to expose their real names to the global gaming community, this is a deal breaker. I’ll be going to Vive for any serious gaming. The Quest will remain a nice Beat Saber portable option until support for the original drops and I won’t be buying any new Oculus devices under Facebook management unless the required tie-ins are fully rescinded.
Matthew R Whitaker commented
This needs to happen.
Michael Passercaluh commented
I didn't intend to make a facebook account as I don't really like the company or its ideals, but my hand was somewhat forced when it came out with such a fantastic product as the Quest 2. Oculus should be able to operate on an independent platform from facebook and keep away from its sticky hands. It breaks my heart that hardware this nice is being hated by many because of this requirement, facebook please listen to reason.
THIS IS SOME JOKE!!!?!!@?!
I just bought 2 of these for my Wife and I. and I can't even log in to play because apparently I ALREADY LINKED MY FACEBOOK TO AN OCULUS ACCONT I NEVER KNEW I HAD?!@?#!?@#?!?@?!
Now support is teling me they want 3-5 days for a freakoing response?!@#?$E!?@#?!@#$?!@#?!@#?!@#?
GIVE ME A BREAK FACEBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I AM RETURNING THIS ********
I would love to purchase the Quest 2, but the mandatory Facebook login feels far too intrusive. Also, I would not feel confident in my purchase if I have to worry about my account being arbitrarily banned.
There seems to be a few cases already on various forums of accounts being banned simply from inactivity.
Hopefully, changes can be made, but until then, I just don't feel comfortable with purchasing the Quest 2 with a mandatory Facebook login.