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.
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?!
The mandatory FB login is a huge disappointment. As a VR game dev, this is especially upsetting.
Richard S commented
Bought an Oculus on the promise not to use FB. I haven't had FB in years, and don't want it. ******** with that ****
Seriously why should a social media account be required to use a computer peripheral?
I have multiple quest 1's, and would be replacing them with 2's if not for this asinine requirement. It's a shame, as I think the quest line has the best potential to really break into the mainstream gaming market, but I can't justify the risk.
Just let me use my Oculus account as an Oculus account. I will not be purchasing Q2 until this matter has a clear resolution.
I want to be assured my license purchases are not going to disappear at any time at the whim of a overzealous algorithm. 24-48hr turn around time on not being able to use a device is not acceptable.
John Wintemute commented
I have an Oculus Rift with tons of games. I’ve upgraded to a Valve Index & would love to buy a Quest 2 for on the go and travel but reading about issues I’m not willing to merge my accounts upon purchasing a Quest 2 only to find my game library not being available from my Oculus store purchases.
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