Oculus Users Will Lose Purchases If They Delete Facebook Account
It was revealed recently that Oculus Quest 2 users would be required to have a Facebook account in order to use their VR headsets. That said, it should be no surprise that users will need to keep said Facebook accounts to continue using their devices.
Oculus Quest 2 owners are already required to use their Facebook accounts to use the device, but they cannot delete said Facebook account if they want to keep using it. On the other hand, owners of the original Quest, Rift, and Rift S are able to delete their Facebook accounts without affecting anything (via UploadVR). In a screenshot shared by CixLiv on Twitter, it revealed that deactivating or deleting your Facebook account would affect your purchases on the VR platform.
Important VR PSA: ? Deactivating your Facebook profile disables your Oculus Profile.
? Deleting your Facebook account takes away all your games, purchases, and progress.
Source: Eli Schwartz pic.twitter.com/dSJIcIf0ki
— Cix (@CixLiv) October 22, 2020
According to Facebook, when you deactivate your profile, “you also will not be able to access Oculus Products or your Oculus information.” When it comes to deleting the Facebook account, however, this will also delete your Oculus information. “You will no longer be able to return any apps and will lose any existing store credits,” says FB. Needless to say, if you’re worried about all of this, it might be time to switch to another VR platform.
Beginning in 2023, Facebook will no longer support Oculus accounts, but details about how all of that will work are still unclear at this time. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Are you considering switching to another VR platform now that Facebook is making all of these changes? Do you think Oculus will continue to be a success over the next couple of years? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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