Oculus Quest to Phase Out Facebook Account Requirement
During Facebook Connect, Mark Zuckerberg announced that a personal Facebook account would soon no longer be required to use Oculus Quest hardware.
“As we’ve focused more on work, and frankly as we’ve heard your feedback more broadly, we’re working on making it so you can log into Quest with an account other than your personal Facebook account,” Zuckerberg said during the Facebook Connect keynote.
Last year, Facebook announced that Oculus VR headsets would require a Facebook login starting in October 2020, and independent Oculus account support would end at the start of 2023. The move was massively unpopular, as many people did not want to link their personal social media – or use Facebook at all – in order to use their Oculus VR devices.
Now, it seems the company has reversed course.
“We’re starting to test support for work accounts soon, and we’re working on making a broader shift here within the next year,” Zuckerberg said.
During today’s event, Facebook also announced that GTA: San Andreas would be coming to Oculus Quest 2, teased a next-generation VR/AR headset called Project Cambria, and said the company would be changing its name to Meta.
Bo Moore is IGN’s Executive Tech Editor. You can find him on Twitter @usebomswisely.