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Delete your Facebook account and you’ll lose all your Oculus games permanently

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Want to get into virtual reality at an affordable price-point but you don’t want to tether it to a social network account? TOUGH. Since it snapped up Oculus and its VR technology, Facebook has made itself an integral part of that gaming ecosystem and now requires you to have an account with it if you’re planning to pick up an Oculus Quest 2 headset.

Here’s the real kicker: If you decide to delete your Facebook account, you can say goodbye to your entire library of games as well, and you won’t be able to restore those purchases if you start a new account. Not only that, but your account also has to be in good standing as well in order to access those games. If you end up receiving a banning for reasons, you can kiss your games goodbye as well.

With Facebook under scrutiny lately for being just kind of awful it’s a pity then that it’s playing hardball with the current generation of Oculus gear. The Oculus Quest 2 is an upgraded version of the hardware that made Oculus a household name, boasting a more ergonomic design, better resolution screens and a lighter setup to get started in virtual reality.

With the ability to link to PC and experience games like Half-Life: Alyx, the VR kit is an enticing prospect if you can ignore Facebook’s recent controversies, while new Ubisoft VR games in the Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell universes kind of make me want to import one in. Best solution then? Make a new account, don’t bother to update it and avoid seeing all those horrific baby pictures from your extended family. No aunt Vivian, I do not want to see the new spawn in the family, the little tyke resembles a balloon filled with custard anyway.

Last Updated: October 27, 2020

8 Comments

  1. Hang on, something smell a little fishy here ? Why on earth would they have the right to take your money and then have the authority to decide whether you are “good enough” to use it or even mandate that it is linked to some superficial social media account ? What ? I get the need for a echo system. You need the PS4 and it’s content for their VR device. But they don’t threaten to ban you out right and it all makes sense from a platform perspective. Facebook are manufacturing their own dystopian nightmarish ecosystem that sounds like some Orwellian nightmare.

    Technology is great, but when you see the way it’s being abused. You have to wonder.

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    • Insomnia is fun

      October 27, 2020 at 11:43

      It’s the corporations man. They have all the power!

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      • MechMachine

        October 27, 2020 at 12:54

        I initially started with the word corporations, And I read it back and It sounded out there.

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  2. For the Emperor!

    October 27, 2020 at 11:33

    Yeah, too easy to get banned on FB these days if you don’t toe the line…

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  3. Insomnia is fun

    October 27, 2020 at 11:43

  4. Seeker

    October 27, 2020 at 12:28

    Hahaha!! Zuck is too much. I’m in stitches.

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  5. James Grant

    October 27, 2020 at 20:42

    this is a no duh, just more hate over the link of facebook and oculus. we know the accounts are linked, you delete your account, you delete your stuff. When ncsoft or crtyptic bought an MMO, and your account merged, Did deleting you cryptic account magically bring back your original account? When Destiny left bliz and was part of steam. would deleting your steam account magic back the bliz one? No. this is just a complain for complaining sake article.

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  6. Quentin Els

    October 30, 2020 at 14:33

    Zuck the Cuck strikes again

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