From the moment Facebook acquired Oculus in 2014 weâ€™ve been expecting this news, and itâ€™s finally come. Starting in October, youâ€™ll need a Facebook account to log into Oculus virtual reality devices, including all Oculus hardware being released in the future, the company announced on Tuesday.
Things are a little more complicated for people who have already purchased an Oculus device and created an Oculus profile for it. In October, youâ€™ll be invited to log into Facebook and merge the account with your Oculus profile. If you decline, youâ€™ll be able to continue using your standalone Oculus profile until January 1, 2023, at which point the account will be retired.