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.
While it might be useful to have the option of linking your FB and Oculus accounts, it is necessary to many of us that this be optional and not mandatory. Please keep these services separate!
People try to stream, and you only let them stream to FaceBook? I get it you want to promote your business or whatever but still, that's too much for this. Please change this.
Love the Oculus Quest's tech, despise FB's culture and goals. Set up a dummy FB account for now, and will be switching to a competitor as soon as another wireless headset is available.
Lonely Viper commented
I refuse to sign in with FB it would compromise my privacy to link those accounts.
Upton Wevil commented
Deleted my FB account two years ago, if I wanted a Facebook account I would have kept it.
Brandon elmer burgett commented
I'll be switching to a competitor if/when one comes around.
I might even sell it and buy an Index.
I don't want anything to do with a company that allows people to spread blatant disinformation.
It's destructive to a society of people that don't have the wherewithal to differentiate between propaganda/disinformation campaigns.
Virtual reality has nothing to do with Facebook. Keep the two away
Miguel Angel Opazo Arancibia commented
Agreed. I don't want them to force me to sign in if i don't want to.
I bought the system, i should be allowed to use as i want.
Dan Goldberg commented
You're begging for an anti-trust lawsuit. Even though I have a bit of your stock (because of oculus) I'd be happy to see one enforced. Tread softly
Daven Bigelow commented
As a Facebook user, I love that it's mandatory, and finally all linked up.
A happy compromise would be letting people make "Oculus" accounts that are basically just Facebook profiles they can choose to merge / fill out into full profiles later on, that aren't searchable on Facebook until activated.
This was not mandatory in the beginning please revert it back to old way and give people the option to login to Facebook for enchanted features sure but basic function like friends list and chat should be baked in.
Literally why is it necessary for me to have Facebook to add friends? Stop pushing your social media already and give the people that be option to be able to use all the features of their device without restrictions.
Benjamin McLean commented
Look, guys, I gotta say, Facebook sucks but you bought a Facebook product when you bought the Quest. It isn't like you were one of those early backers who got one of the Rift developer kits from before the acquisition. You're asking a company owned by Facebook to pay a group of developers, engineers and service technicians to develop, deploy and maintain a completely separate accounts and social networking system infrastructure specifically for people who hate Facebook and only for people who hate Facebook just because they hate Facebook instead of Oculus just using Facebook accounts because they're owned by Facebook. Their obvious, only answer to that is going to be a big, giant, obvious, unconditional, "NO! Just no. Of course not. LOL. No." Want to change that? Start your own VR company with blackjack and *******.
The Quest isn't using DRM to stop you from running your own apps AFAIK nor is it preventing you from connecting to the Internet. They merely require you to use a Facebook account to access the built-in social networking features, which is obviously reasonable since it's a Facebook product. The instant that Facebook bought Oculus, there stopped being any distinction between the two. Never forget that.
Aaron Potter commented
Please stop alienating loyal customers who don't want to use FB! I purchased your headset, and buy lots of apps. Let me add my **** Oculus friends!
Ferry Db commented
Facebook should step away from Oculus as far away as possible. Since Facebook has the biggest privacy scandal lawsuit going on I don't want a device that a) has a microphone b) has a complete 3d map of the inside of my house c) is logging my hand tracking and linking everything to my Facebook profile. It is ridiculous that if you trace all the activity on the Quest and view all logs you see that most of the activity is going to Facebook and linking it to your profile. My next headset will most likely become a non-Facebook version. I don't want my Virtual workplace, meetup, gameplay logged so it can be sold to generate marketing. It is such a shame that a product that has it all isn't bought with money (since it is the cheapest on the market) but it's bought with your private information.
Don’t use it. Don’t want to.
I don't have Facebook and I don't plan on creating one. Why should I have to have that to play with my friends?
Seriously please do this i don't use facebook. How silly would it be for me to make one to play oculus
I also agree with some earlier comments that social media can be a very negative place especially for younger users such as teenagers. The Oculus Quest is recommended for ages 13 and up, forcing them to use a social media platform to use this hardware let alone connecting it to any of their personal information seems like a bad idea. There will be competitors to Quest soon, please fix this to avoid losing any previously loyal customers.