If you have an Oculus VR headset and were thinking about deleting your Facebook account in order to go off the social media grid, you may want to reconsider. If you completely delete the Facebook account linked to your Oculus device, you will also lose access to all VR games you purchased.
You’re required to link a Facebook account when using the Oculus Quest 2 headset, and if your Facebook account isn’t in good standing, you will not be able to use the Quest 2 at all. Because of this connection, you must keep that account to have access to the purchases you’ve made. You don’t necessarily have to link a Facebook account yet on the older Oculus devices, including the first Quest, but as UploadVR pointed out, support for separate Oculus accounts ends in 2023 and then all users will need Facebook.
The newly released Oculus Quest 2 VR device doesn’t support games for the discontinued Oculus Go
Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack said he pushed for it but lost the “internal debate”
Although Quest 2 has more degrees of movement, it does not have backward compatibility
The Oculus Quest 2 has been released, but the new VR device apparently lacks support for titles of the now-discontinued Oculus Go.
Priced at $299, the powerful hardware and improved virtual reality experience are key selling points for the Oculus Quest 2. However, the library of apps and games that the Oculus Go could previously access is now inaccessible with the new device, Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack confirmed on Twitter.
When asked on Twitter why the drop-down menu that lets players access the Go library could not be found, Carmack replied that the support for the Go library on the Oculus
Cybershoes, a VR peripheral that aims to simulate walking, is coming to Oculus Quest and Quest 2.
UploadVR first tried Cybershoes two years ago. The kit consists of a pair of soles you wrap around your feet before sitting on a chair. While sitting, you swing your legs back and forth along the floor to imitate walking, which is then mirrored in a given experience. Previously, the kit was limited to PC VR headsets, but this new wireless model will be compatible with Facebook’s standalone headset via Bluetooth connectivity.
Developers are free to integrate support for the kit via a just-launched Software Development Kit. In fact, Cybershoes partnered with Vertigo Games to add support to enduring zombie shooter, Arizona Sunshine (which itself just got an Quest 2 update).
Ahead of launch, Cybershoes is turning to Kickstarter for preorders. However the company claims this isn’t to fund production, which is already
If you bought a new Oculus Quest 2 with the hopes of experiencing games from the now-discontinued Oculus Go, I have bad news: the company has decided not to include support for Go titles on the Quest 2, Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack confirms on Twitter.
When the Oculus Quest 2 launched three days ago, some people noticed there was no feature on the UI that allowed users to access Go apps and games, something the original Quest headset featured. Carmack did not go into much detail on why support was not added other than “[he] totally lost the internal debate over backwards compatibility.”
The Oculus Go was discontinued in June, but last year, Carmack tweeted out that Oculus planned to bring Go emulation to the Quest, allowing users to play games originally released on the Go onto its then-flagship virtual
Palmer Luckey, the Oculus VR cofounder who was ousted from Facebook amid controversy after selling his company to the tech giant for $2 billion, is offering a $5,000 bounty to anyone who can hack Oculus’ new Quest 2 virtual-reality headset.
“I’m still offering $5000 for a Quest 2 jailbreak! Jailbreakers, dm me. Let’s break free of FB’s anti-competitive, anti-privacy ecosystem!” Mozilla VR engineer Robert Long tweeted Friday.
Owners of the brand-new Oculus Quest 2—the first VR headset which requires a Facebook account to use—are finding themselves screwed out of their new purchases by Facebook’s account verification system.
As first reported by UploadVR this week, some Oculus 2 owners are finding that Facebook’s reportedly AI-powered account verification system is demanding some users upload a photo before they can proceed with logging in. Others who have previously suspended their Facebook accounts are getting insta-banned upon reactivation and reported they were subsequently unable to create a new account, or said they were locked out upon trying to merge their old Oculus usernames with their Facebook accounts. Facebook’s failure prompt gave no way for users to appeal directly, essentially turning the $300 units into expensive bricks.
On the Oculus subreddit, one user reported that they had uploaded a photo ID to Facebook and received a response