It looks like Facebook is ramping up their expansion into the world of gaming, with the company now saying that a Facebook account will be required for all new Oculus customers.
Having acquired Oculus back in 2014, the social media giant has allowed gamers to connect to their Facebook accounts for a while, but they are now suggesting that this will be required in future.
New customers will need to have a Facebook account when logging in for the first time, with existing customers not having to merge their Oculus and Facebook accounts for the next two years.
Despite this, the company has said via a blog post that some games may not work in future if this step isn’t taken, also suggesting that the integration of more Facebook features will lead to a “more welcoming environment”.
With that being said, the company’s reasons for enforcing Facebook accounts seems to be less than wholesome, suggesting that it gives them the ability to “show you personalized content, including ads”.
Facebook has said that you can personalize what your friends can see in regard to your activity on Oculus, with the ability to hide your usage and preferences from your friends on Facebook, however many aren’t pleased with Facebook gaining access to their data, especially after the company’s previous misdemeanors and the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
What do you think about the change?