The Oculus/Facebook Controversy

It looks so… plain

With Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus some years ago many speculated that the notorious social media company would lead the generally optimistic technology company down the darker side of the industry and it seems that this may very well be the truth, who would have thought.

Recently Oculus released their newest VR headset known as the Oculus Quest 2 to a fairly large success. However users were quickly able to notice that in order to even play the device you had to have and link a Facebook account. Now considering the previous massive controversy surrounding Facebook and their usage of your data it’s easy to assume that many people now avoid the site understandably due to this but it seems now that if you even want to play a device which has nothing to do with social media you need to give them your data, bad move seemingly.

This isn’t where things end however. You see if you delete your Facebook account after opening and using your Oculus Quest and let’s say bought a few games you permanently lose access to not just the device itself but also your purchases that you made on the account. This as you might expect has got many people incredibly upset and see this as essentially Facebook holding a gun to our heads if we bought this device without prior knowledge when purchasing it. Overall it seems as though Facebook are pushing hard on their own integration within technology companies that they own rather than simply supporting the development of these companies and profiting from their success, I wonder how long they can keep this up.

That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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