With the recent release of the Oculus Quest 2, many users have been getting to grips with an experience, that some users say is on par with PC-VR. Oculus, who is owned by Social Network giant Facebook, has recently announced that new owners will have to connect to a Facebook account in order to use the device.
As expected this has not gone down well with the gaming community, as some users, who have a disabled Facebook account or no account at all, have reportedly lost access to their devices.
But wait there’s more!
Facebook has also said that current owners of an Oculus product will have until 2023 to link their account. If they delete or disable their account (to cut down on social media use or to go off-grid) they will lose access, purchases, credits, achievements, and any messages sent via Messenger.
It seems resistance to Facebook is becoming futile
They’ve doubled down on this by also saying that if your account isn’t in good standing you’ll also lose your access to an Oculus device.
This has caused sales of the device in Germany to be paused as the country’s government looks into the legality of sharing personal data with Facebook in order to access the units
Facebook has said though, that ‘We’ll update existing users who choose not to log in with a Facebook account as we get closer to ending support for Oculus accounts in 2023’ so there may be a glimmer of hope, but knowing Facebook it’ll be very slim. 2023 is quite far off though so only time will tell.
Now, at this moment you are under no obligation to link your Facebook account to your Oculus, and like I said 2023 is a long way off but don’t be surprised if Facebook brings the date forward.
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