The Oculus Quest is widely regarded as one of the greatest virtual reality headsets available. It has some of the most cutting-edge technology, as well as a sizable library of virtual reality games for gamers. The issue: Because Facebook owns Oculus, it became necessary to log in and utilize it using a Facebook account.
That feature, thankfully, isn’t going to last much longer. During a Facebook Live event on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the requirement would be phased down. Instead, they’ll hunt for alternative ways to log in. (With thanks to PC Gamer)
“As we’ve focused more on work, and frankly as we’ve heard your feedback more broadly, we’re working on making it so you can log in into Quest with an account other than your personal Facebook account,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his keynote. “We’re starting to test support for work accounts soon, and we’re working on making a broader shift here, within the next year.”
VR is one of the amazing gaming technologies that we’re starting to see more companies experiment with. Virtual reality games like Beat Saber and Half-Life: Alyx, for example, are immensely popular. It’s a technology that’s open to new ideas and has the potential to create some fantastic games. More people can now participate in these new activities without having to have a Facebook account.