Oculus to require Facebook

I get that we need accounts for some things. But I’ll never have a Facebook account.

"Facebook says that starting in October “everyone using an Oculus device for the first time will need to log in with a Facebook account.” Existing users will be given the option to log in with their Facebook account and permanently merge their Oculus account with it.

Further, the company says that existing users who opt not to merge their Oculus account with their Facebook account can continue using their headset as normal until the end of 2022, after which the company no longer guarantees “full functionality” without the use of a Facebook account."

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The Reverb G2 just keeps on looking better every day.

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I’m on FB, and I have a Rift S.
Why you should be forced to link those two is beyond my understanding. As an option, why not? Maybe it will bring some cool social networking capabilities? But why should that be forced on users?

Yeah, clearly Faceboculus and me are going separate ways, soon.

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This decision disqualifies Oculus for me. Pitty. Having said that, G2 is pre-ordered :vr:

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What a terrible idea… I suppose they need this for some reason or another?

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Hopefully they see a huge loss of sales and it makes them reconsider their position.

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Sell more VR headsets.
PSVR is the worlds bestselling VR headset.
It’s a simple solution and even kids know how to use it straight away. Hazzle free. Plug and play. This is what Oculus and Facebook are going for. VR for the masses, not the enthusiast. There are many of them and few of us.
There are a lot of FB users out there who probably think that the account solution is a good idea and welcome it. They want VR for socializing, watching a movie, visiting virtual events and play games. Nothing wrong with that, but that’s not why flightsimmers want VR.

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I guess my Rift S usage will end in 2022. What a pity, I like it.

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Maybe that’s what they mean with “full functionality”. Let’s wait and see. Two years down the road my CV1 will be long in the tooth anyway :wink:

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Yeah, I doubt old units will stop working, or anything. But you may need a fb account to get updates or simply join the new content.

But I think it’s another indication that Oculus are leaving the VR enthusiast market.

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one ring to rule them all… :man_facepalming:

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I’ve got an OG rift. Which will be now officially never be used again after '22… shame.

I utterly detest Facebook. Especially in app form on my phone which can never be deleted only disabled. I hate, hate, hate all of it

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I think you nailed it. They view VR as another data collection and advertising delivery device. Imagine virtual movie theaters and chat rooms with advertisements and posters and stuff like that. Games with branded balls and rackets… Bowling with friends with licensed music playing in the background. I mean, all of that could be fun…and could push VR into an even greater level of acceptance. I’m not a fan of Facebook though, so it is hard for me to pinch my nose and eat progress (progress?) when pushed by them.

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Sorry really couldn’t resist

Definitely not buying into this scheme lol. Sorry zuck.

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When FB bought oculus, they said “this” will never happen. Everyone knew it was a lie.

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By 2022 we should all have Neuralink implants anyway. :wink: VR goggles? Pffft.

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Yep. I’m actually in the market to buy a VR headset this year. Haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Oculus is now off my list.

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Agreed.

I had a FB account once upon a time but haven’t been back in years, since they kept hounding me for details (hmmm, did I delete that???).

I told my wife almost a decade ago, “Honey, Facebook (and it’s ilk) is evil…”. She frowned. Later on what’s his face told congress, “…we can do better…”. And along cam Twitter, etc, etc…

I could see what they were doing.

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Zactly! They (corporations, politicians, etc) plan on our, collectively, short memories. Gosh, there’s a phrase for this phenomenon that escapes me at the moment…or the inverse.

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