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Oculus to Begin Requiring Facebook Accounts to Use VR Headsets

Accepted submission by takyon at 2020-08-18 22:36:28

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.

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