Deleting your Facebook account erases the Oculus VR games you already paid for. This is possible since a Facebook account is required for every Oculus VR users.

Facebook made it clear in August that clients who use its Oculus virtual reality headsets would have to log in with their Facebook accounts in order to play games.

This development went into effect earlier this month, and there is a condition. You cannot delete your Facebook account if you want to keep your games. Deleting your Facebook account, means losing your access to any games or VR experiences you paid for through the Oculus store.

News of this was spotted last week, and was making rounds first on Twitter, only to be substantiated on Friday by the team at UploadVR.

Facebook said, those who create a different Oculus account will be mandated to use their Facebook credentials. Those who formerly used a different username and password to access the Oculus store have two years to adjust. Them moment users use their Facebook credentials, they are tied by a new end-user license agreement that officially links their VR purchases and their Facebook account.

“Deleting your Facebook account will also delete your Oculus information,” warns Facebook in the Deactivation and Deletion section of its iOS app. “This includes your app purchases and your achievements. You will no longer be able to return any apps and will lose any existing store credits.”

“I’m very aware of Oculus’ decision to require a Facebook login. There are a lot of reasons for that, and I was involved in a lot of those conversations internally, and I certainly understand and don’t in any way dismiss the worries that people have or their desire not to have that happen,” Rubin said. “But Facebook has a massive amount of infrastructure that is built upon the idea that you are logged in, and we couldn’t do a lot of the things that we’re planning on doing in the future without unifying the Oculus user with that logged in state. We tried, over time, to keep those separate, but it just became more and more evident that eventually this needed to happen, and the longer we waited, the more users we had. Quest 2 is going to have a significant uptick in the number of people using it because it’s a great product, and if we had waited till after Quest 2, all of those users might have been disappointed.”


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