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.
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
Ridiculous requirement to link Facebook account
I own a Rift S. I would have purchased the Quest 2 if it wasn't for the Facebook requirement. Now, instead, I am purchasing an HP Reverb G2 and giving my Rift S away and removing all Oculus software once it arrives.
Remove this requirement without slapping the same restrictions on the Oculus accounts and I'll happily buy a Quest 2 as well.
Please remove the facebook requirement.
I bought CV1, Go and Quest where only an Oculus account was needed. Now you do everything possible to force me into Facebook, which I don't want nor signed for while buying my Oculus products. You even removed features from my bought devices and software. According to EU consumer laws and anti-trust rules, I ask the Facebook requirement to be removed and features restored to their working state (aka before the merging)
Justin Reynard commented
Honestly I don't like this, but i get it. But a bug with FB Ads account is now preventing me from using my Oculus. If you're gonna force this on me, at least get your house in order.
OR AT THE VERY LEAST
Hire some support people who can fix stuff. I'm waiting 3 days for a response from Facebook Ads on my account.
Marcin Szkotak commented
Nobody likes you Facebook. Stop hate for profit.
Knox Wimberly commented
This is not good. I don't like the idea of Facebook taking my information more than they already do, and along with this I am not even allowed to use a pseudonymous account.
I've bought every oculus product dk2, cv1, quest 1, quest 2. I dont want to risk losing access to my family and the headset with your awful policies, I don't trust the facebook.com system. Please get rid of this.
As far as consumers like me are concerned, the only major downside with the Quest 2 is the mandatory Facebook login. I personally know so many people that refused to buy the device for that reason.
Please remove this feature, and bring accessibility to VR, and bring in more players! I love VR, it’s the future, and we need more people to play so we get cool games and experiences.
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.