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 $2bnFacebook/Oculus Ordered to pay $500 Million to ZeniMaxFounder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, Departs FacebookFacebook Announces Oculus Go for $200Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants to Get One Billion People in VRFacebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR HeadsetOculus Co-Founder Says there is No Market for VR GamingJohn Carmack Steps Down at Oculus to Pursue AI Passion ProjectFacebook is Developing its Own OS to Reduce Dependence on Android
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.