Finally, Oculus Quest is ditching the requirement of needing an active Facebook account to run the VR hardware. Rejoice!
The Facebook requirement to play Oculus Quest is very inconvenient. Not only do you require a Facebook account to play the VR system, but if you lose your account, you will effectively lose your games. This requirement has no doubt put off many gamers ever considering buying an Oculus Quest.
Thankfully, as reported by IGN, announced during Facebook Connect this week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the Facebook account requirement will be dropped. Furthermore, Zuckerberg also stated the company is looking into being able to use other accounts as well as Facebook.
Big things are coming to Oculus Quest
Zuckerberg also revealed that while Oculus Quest is seen primarily as a gaming device, the company is looking into bringing fitness software to the VR system. The fitness software would not only help users to exercise, but it would also use a calorie burned tracker as well as a virtual desk.
Oculus Quest 2 has been making big strides in porting fan-favourite video games to the VR system. This month we’ve had the successful launch of Resident Evil 4 and even a port of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was announced this week.
In other Facebook news, the company just announced that it is changing its name to Meta. All of its apps will remain the same, however. You won’t need to download any new apps or visit any different sites. Great stuff!
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