Facebook is back at it again with another controversy surrounding the recently released Oculus Quest 2.
The launch of the Oculus Quest 2 has been riddled with controversies. We can tack on another one after news has come out that deleting your Facebook account will also delete all of your purchases that have been made on your Oculus device.
Important VR PSA: 👉 Deactivating your Facebook profile disables your Oculus Profile.
👉 Deleting your Facebook account takes away all your games, purchases, and progress.
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— Cix (@CixLiv) October 22, 2020
Facebook confirmed to UploadVR that owners of Oculus devices that support an Oculus account or have not yet linked their Oculus and Facebook accounts, deleting a Facebook account will not affect your store purchases. However, if you are a new owner of the Quest 2 or a new device that must be tied to a Facebook account, if that account is deleted you will lose all of your purchases. On top of that, Facebook will not support Oculus accounts starting in 2023.
When you try to delete your account, text appears stating: “Deleting your Facebook account will also delete your Oculus information. This includes your app purchases and achievements. You will no longer be able to return any apps and will lose any existing store credits.”
Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s augmented and virtual reality boss responded to all of the criticism and said: “People should continue to make sure their Facebook accounts are in good standing before they buy the headset.” He continued on and said some stuff that, well, maybe just take a look for yourself…
— Benjamin Bega (@thebigdev433) October 16, 2020
Almost everything about the new Quest 2 is fantastic. It bolsters the best screen on any VR unit, an affordable price, and the option to hook it up to your PC if you would like to play games that require a little more juice. However, Facebook just continues to drop the ball again and again when it comes to account management.
The Quest 2 is currently available for $299 for a 64 GB version and $399 and for the 256 GB version. If, despite all of the recent controversies, you would still like to purchase the Quest 2, make sure to check out DualShockers’ review of the system right here.