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posted by martyb on Wednesday August 19 2020, @10:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the all-the-better-to-track-you-with dept.

Mandatory Socialization: Facebook Accounts To be Required for Oculus Headsets

Signaling the end to any remaining degrees of separation between Facebook and its VR headset division, Oculus, today the social media company announced that it will be further integrating the two services. Coming this fall, the company will begin sunsetting stand-alone Oculus accounts as part of an effort to transition the entire Oculus ecosystem over to Facebook. This will start in October, when all new Oculus accounts and devices will have to sign up for a Facebook account, while support for existing stand-alone accounts will be retired entirely at the start of 2023.

Previously: Facebook to Buy Rift Maker Oculus VR for $2bn
Facebook/Oculus Ordered to pay $500 Million to ZeniMax
Founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, Departs Facebook
Facebook Announces Oculus Go for $200
Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants to Get One Billion People in VR
Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset
Oculus Co-Founder Says there is No Market for VR Gaming
John Carmack Steps Down at Oculus to Pursue AI Passion Project
Facebook is Developing its Own OS to Reduce Dependence on Android


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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by MostCynical on Wednesday August 19 2020, @10:15AM (5 children)

    by MostCynical (2589) on Wednesday August 19 2020, @10:15AM (#1038764) Journal

    just wait until you can only rent medical implants.. ..

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @10:57AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @10:57AM (#1038767)

    They'll start with the bedroom toys...

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by SomeGuy on Wednesday August 19 2020, @11:31AM

      by SomeGuy (5632) on Wednesday August 19 2020, @11:31AM (#1038769)

      They'll start with the bedroom toys...

      No, those will force you to have a Twitter account.

  • (Score: 2) by looorg on Wednesday August 19 2020, @12:22PM

    by looorg (578) on Wednesday August 19 2020, @12:22PM (#1038777)

    They already do, sort of, as in they tend to take most of them out of you when you die so you don't get to hang on to them in the afterlife. They just, so far, doesn't allow for you to have a refurbished device installed -- but I'm sure there is some booming market for that someplace to far away from western regulations or in the future.

    That said sure it's somewhat far from you paying them per month to keep your pacemaker or whatnot. But perhaps that would be something, deciding if you want to live for another month or not. Just a very cruel choice.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @02:06PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @02:06PM (#1038815)

    repo men [imdb.com]

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @06:39PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 19 2020, @06:39PM (#1038962)

      Wow, same concept as: Repo! The Genetic Opera [imdb.com]