We’ve asked Facebook for comment.
The tech giant has claimed that the account requirement will help people find friends for social experiences like games, cut back on trolls, and allow integration features like the Horizon VR space. However, critics have argued that this ties users to the Facebook ecosystem and makes it easier for the firm to track users’ habits. These new reports won’t help Facebook’s case — it’s now harder to use Oculus headsets in a way that suits your household.
Important VR PSA #2: 👉 Oculus headsets being used simultaneously on the same Facebook account will get it banned.
“not be able to use two headsets” “lead to one or both Facebook accounts being disabled or permanently banned”
— Cix (@CixLiv) October 24, 2020
Update 10/25 6:15PM ET: Oculus has responded to the customer complaint in a series of tweets that using the same Facebook account on two headsets will not get the user banned. It also added that it plans to “introduce the ability for multiple users to log into the same device using their own Facebook account.”
Using the same Facebook account on two or more Oculus headsets simultaneously will NOT get your account “banned.” Having the same account registered to two or more headsets is not against the Facebook Terms of Service.
— Oculus Support (@OculusSupport) October 25, 2020