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Will a Facebook account be needed with the Oculus Go?

LaNostalgic81
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My 11 year old wants a VR headset, but I have been reading that a Facebook account will be required to use the Oculus headsets. I don’t want to link my Facebook account to his headset and he is too young for a Facebook account. What I’m wondering is, does the older Oculus Go version require a Facebook account to use it? Or, will it eventually? Thanks so much. 
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nalex66
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Oculus accounts that exist before October 11th will not have to be merged with Facebook accounts. All new users after that date will need Facebook accounts.

So, set up an Oculus account before next week to beat the deadline.

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kojack
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Unfortunately new Oculus accounts can no longer be made (as of a week ago), so any Oculus headset you buy will need a Facebook account, including the Go.

The Go is also discontinued, the store won't get any new games after december.

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nalex66
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kojack said:

Unfortunately new Oculus accounts can no longer be made (as of a week ago), so any Oculus headset you buy will need a Facebook account, including the Go.

The Go is also discontinued, the store won't get any new games after december.



You sure about that? I just tried, and it looks like I can still sign up a new Oculus account. I think the cutoff is this coming Monday. I know the blog post said "starting in October," but I don't think they ever said October 1st. I have seen October 12th mentioned somewhere... I'll see if I can find it, it might have been in the developer info regarding the account changes.

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kojack
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Fair enough.
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