You’ll need a Facebook account to use future Oculus headsets

You can keep a separate "VR profile,"

Curated via Twitter from The Verge’s twitter account….

A new privacy policy will be administered by Facebook itself, not the separate Facebook Technologies hardware subsidiary, and “Facebook will manage all decisions around use, processing, retention and sharing of your data. ” Oculus will also adopt Facebook’s core community standards rather than use a separate code of conduct, and Facebook will add a new “VR-focused” section to its standards.

Facebook also says that all future unreleased Oculus devices will require a Facebook login, even if you’ve got a separate account already.

The Facebook-owned company says it will start removing support for separate Oculus accounts in October, although users can maintain an existing account until January 1st, 2023.

In late 2019, it added new VR social features requiring a Facebook account and began using data gathered through Oculus in ads.

Developers can keep using an unlinked developer account without social functionality, and the Oculus for Business platform uses a separate login process that will remain unchanged.

Oculus will soon require all of its virtual reality headset users to sign up with a Facebook account.

Starting later this year, you’ll only be able to sign up for an Oculus account through Facebook.

This new policy removes a final layer of separation between Oculus and Facebook accounts, though, and it forces anyone who’s not on the core Facebook service to finally sign up.

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