Facebook is now forcing you to link your Facebook account to your Oculus. Refuse and you risk losing everything.
This kind of information is the perfect way to get people to NEVER by an Oculus for as long as they live.
i am about to nuke my fb acct. this just got me not to purchase this
That things took every freedom away from people.. It's scary that everyone is still on that waste of time.. I just don't get what value it has. Deleted this crap years ago, since they removed share support from PS4..I was using it only for this, and some truthful news groups, not mainstream brainwashing garbage
Bouzebbal I recommend the OG of unbiased reporting in America, probably the only one left, AKA NPR (National Public Radio)
Do it. I haven't used it in years, life never been better lol. Facebook is poison man.
Nuked mine years ago. It's liberating, especially in the age of spin and overt politics. You won't regret it, and you really won't miss it. I found that people used it largely for sympathy and validation. That said, I do still use Messenger and WhatsApp because I live abroad, but I'm partial to Telegram.
I nuke it since 2007/8 best decision ever.
Same here. I pulled out my Quest the other day, it's been awhile. It did an update and then tried to FORCE me to link my FB account and held ALL of my content HOSTAGE. I was ready to buy the Quest 2 until I looked all this up and saw what they're doing with Facebook... They made my choice to buy something else much easier.
@bouzebbal: Did you just say you go to Facebook for truthful news? Lmao. That's where the majority of the fake news is. Number one easiest way to become radicalized and do stupid shit like not believe in covid, use Facebook.
I use FB for various collecting groups. Some I have created/manage. No politics, just gaming and collecting. And sometimes I get some good deals on there.
@S2Killinit "unbiased reporting in America, probably the only one left, AKA NPR (National Public Radio) " I honestly don't mean this as an insult or anything but, you're being sarcastic here right?
Only reason I was excited for this was because now somebody is going to come up with a headset just as good without the bs rules and regulations of a social media platform.
Yup, the wait for PSVR 2 news suddenly got more bearable, nice move Facebook...
Agreed. This essentially kills Oculus VR for many. This kind of enforced/ bundled consent, needs to stop. The law needs to move into the 21st century and protect peoples rights online.
Count me among them. I wanted one, but Facebook is cancer.
Games are playable off steam.
Well seems like the Oculus is of no use whatsoever for me.
Oculus is good, but there are better alternatives especially with Valve's device. Honestly, delete you PSN profile or Xbox account and you will lose all your games too. No one wants Facebook in gaming, that's why anyone will take this as a live or die senario
Not quite the same. If you delete you Xbox account it just removes it from your Xbox. It does not delete your games or achievements. I have delete my account before and then downloaded it again 20 minutes later.
@dlocsta Well. I don't think it's as easy to delete your PSN/Xbox account. What you're doing is just deleting it from the console. To completely delete them, you will have to contact Sony/MS in which case I'm pretty sure they will warn you. FB is social media, and at times toxic.. It's easy to get an urge to delete it.. I personally don't use FB, and if I were to have to create one for a big expensive library of games, I'd want to provide SOME real information, double edged sword? https://support.playstation... They specifically say you will have to contact them, and warn you what will happen.
Big difference is no one ever bought an oculus to play games on face book, but you buy a ps to play ps games. So ya , if you delete your psn profile of course you're not going to be able to play your digital games. Pretty stupid comment actually because a ton of people who bought an oculus for gaming on steam and PC in general, not to be held hostage by Facebook.
I hate Facebook I deleted it years ago cramming it down my throat to use an Oculus will never happen I am quite happy with PSVR. What would be a good laugh is if a hacker or a modder found away to get around the always use Facebook feature for the Oculus.
Me too. So glad to be rid of it.
I thought about a quest 2 but pre-ordered the HP Reverb G2 instead, for exactly that reason, I hate FB. I love PSVR but after connecting it to my PC and using the IVRY driver. Skyrim VR looked so much better on PC. I wanted a PC VR headset and the HP kills everything else as far as visuals. Bring on PSVR 2!
i have a Rift S, I never bought a VR game from Oculus ever, I just use steam instead, Oculus keeps telling me sign in to my facebook, which i deleted a over a decade ago, ill just keep using steam.
They announced this a few monthes ago. It's BS, but what did anyone expect? As soon as they were bought by FB it was a done deal.
Well I'm glad I didn't bite on that thing I was considering it but now I'll find a different option
This. I was tempted by Quest 2, just because it's untethered and a step up from Quest 1 in terms of visuals. But when I looked into it, the $50 strap is pretty much essential to not hurt your head and the games still look pretty bad unless you tether to a PC...so I'm back to waiting for PSVR2 lol This whole Facebook account thing has just reaffirmed my choice, even if it sees a price reduction. There's just no way. And it's terrible news, as Oculus was selling quite well and bolstering the VR market outside of PSVR. It's just too soon for these greedy, shady shenanigans and it's bad for the industry FFS.
This isn’t even the worst part. People are getting their accounts banned and they can no longer even use their oculus even if they wanted to, let alone games. Total disaster. Check out reddit
I saw these on sale somewhere today and said hey, those are under 300 bux! Maybe... oh, nvm that's the one that is owned by facebook. Not gonna happen.
This really rubs me raw, we just bought one for our daughter who is turning 12 soon and saving it for her bday but we don't even allow her to have have a facebook account yet.
Time to scrap my Oculus Go
last time i logged on it gave a date of 2023 or something that you have to link fb account. ive only got a DK2 anyways dont need to upgrade il look into it if thats the case il chose another vr headset
Deleting Facebook isn't the biggest issue deactivating it is ,I do this in at least once a year for a break for a month if I can't play my games because of that then oculus quest 2 is a no buy for me doesnt matter how good the headset and ganes are
So same with steam and your steam account
Wow, just wow.
HA jokes on them, already deleted my profile two years ago. but good to know, now ill never need an oculus xD
Wow fudged up
Lmao! Awful. Big tech has lost their collective shit in most matters. I heard they banned the NyPost for posting factual articles lol.
Three is Valves' Vive along with many third party VR devices. No need, to bow down to Facebook VR crap.
Yeah occulus is dead in the water bring on psvr 2.
Why do Facebook keep shoving their service down people’s throat?
Becauses they are unchecked and ridiculously powerful. Gathering information, presenting information and ads that others have paid for. Like someone has said, if you're getting a product for free, that means you're the product.
Well I was on the fence about Oculus but now I’m perfectly off the fence. I’ll go with HTC now
Haven't used FB in almost 10 years. Looks like a good reason to make it another 10.
Are they trying to kill their vr? You dont get to be restrictive with a fledgling tech.
The only reason I don’t own one or two of these already....tied to Facebook 🤦🏼♂️
I hate Facebook and i knew they were lying when they first bought oculus and said they would never make you use your facebook account. The worst part is i feel like oculus has and makes the best vr games so unless something changes in 2 years all oculus users will have to log in with thwir facebook account or their library will be lost. At least thats how i understood it. Can somebody explain that for existing oculus account users cause i have a quest and a rift s with my original oculus account.
Maybe we should give mark Zuckerberg a visit and have a talk about this
Social media is the most divisive thing on the Internet. It needs government intervention or the world will end up being so full of hate.
And that's exactly why Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon need to be dismantled ASAP.
Does anyone have a quest 2? Is it good?
they need to offer an account number that associates with facebook, etc.
This is exactly why I've never bought a game via the oculus store. Buy your games through steam and they can't do shit.
FB continues to be a dumpster fire.
I've never had a facebook account and never will. Why give all of your personal information to a platform, including all of your contacts? Makes no sense.
Lol who has a Facebook account in 2020. Facebook is for mums and birds.
So what if you don't have facebook but want to buy an occulus. Does that mean you'd have to join facebook to use it. What a joke lol.
Hopefully someone will delete facebook.
I purchased one but regret it due to this.
For those defending this, there is something that needs to be understood here. With PSN, XBL, Steam, or Nintendo, when you signed up for those accounts, you signed up to be a part of those respective ecosystems willingly. So if you got say deleted those accounts, of course you'd lose what you purchase from those accounts. Oculus users didn't willingly make the same choice the others did. Oculus was its own entity with a storefront before Facebook purchased them. They didn't willingly chose to be part of Facebook's ecosystem the way most of us did with other services. They're being told to go to the ecosystem by force lest they lose what they purchased.
Everyone should no longer be on Facebook. It's a propaganda machine.
What an absolute shame. It's the equivalent of, say, a car company that sells a nice little sporty hatchback that's well built, punches well above it's own weight and has a lot going for it, especially when compared to the Porches and Ferrari's. Only thing is, when they sell you it, you have to have it come with someone in the back seat who's constantly recording the way you drive, and likes to leave the occasional shit in the front passenger seat for when you get in. If you threaten to eject him, he takes the keys. You want to keep driving, but ah well. Anyway, those of us who actually realised that VR would be going places saw what was coming down the road once Facebook bought Oculus. I'll give them them a few years before they either reverse their policies or Oculus itself gets liquidated. Either way, companies like Sony will plough on without these parasites and we'll get a headset that does everything Quest 2 does but more.
I made a separate facebook account and it hasn't been banned. I will never use it for anything other than Oculus.
People saying things like "So it's the same as deleting your Playstation/XBox/Steam account" aren't really correct here. Those services are specifically tied to gaming. Facebook isn't. They might own Oculus, but they are first and foremost a social media platform that has nothing to do with gaming. Forcing you to link your Oculus to that is inane. It might be better to just link it to some sort of burner account that you only use for the Oculus, if possible.
The only time I really used Facebook was when my friends and I were socially distancing and couldn’t otherwise meet, and even then I only used it sparingly. I’m not really into this social media garbage that so many people are enslaved by. If I were to pay an exorbitant amount of money for what seems like an otherwise nice peripheral, I’d be very put out by this development. I wasn’t likely going to spring for an Oculus anyways, but this just killed any vestiges of interest I had in it. It certainly isn’t instilling confidence in an all digital future either...
This is the sort of thing antitrust laws exist for. These tech companies need to be smacked hard. No good reason that a social media account should be required for games.
Even without Oculus, you should delete your FB anyway. And If you support VR gaming, don't support Oculus since they are trying to control all of it, by buying exclusivity, selling the cheapest peripherals to get it in more peoples hands, and shutting down any competition. Buy an index or Vive since both of those outperform Oculus and you can rest easy knowing you are free to mix and match parts if something breaks. Something FB would have an Aneurism over if it was allowed.