Oculus reveals deadline for Facebook integration, apps & games may be lost after Jan. 1, 2023

Oculus reveals deadline for Facebook integration, apps & games may be lost after Jan. 1, 2023

Oculus released more information on October 11th detailing how their existing user system will merge with Facebook accounts starting this week with the release of the Quest 2. Fortunately, it’s not a do-or-die situation… yet. Existing Oculus users will have the choice to keep their account as-is or merge it with a Facebook login until January 1st, 2023. Support officially ends for Oculus accounts after that date but you’ll still be able to keep things separate. However, Oculus points out, more and more apps and games may become inoperable as Facebook integration grows beyond 2023.

The full blog post has more details on the new Facebook integration but the relevant statement regarding games and apps becoming unusable, Extinct, or delisted follows:

If you’re an existing user logging into Gear VR, Oculus Go, Rift, Rift S, or Quest, you can either continue using your Oculus account or merge your Oculus and Facebook accounts. If you choose to continue using your Oculus account, you’ll be covered by our updated Oculus Terms of Service and Oculus Privacy Policy, which we previewed last month. After January 1, 2023, we will end support for Oculus accounts. 

If you choose not to merge your accounts at that time, you can continue using your device, but full functionality will require a Facebook account. We will take steps to allow you to keep using content you have purchased, though we expect some games and apps may no longer work. This could be because they include features that require a Facebook account or because a developer has chosen to no longer support the app or game you purchased.

I’ve added the 2023 date to the Watch List calendar for reference. We’ll have to wait and see how many games lose support over time or if developers move away from the Oculus platform and remove their titles from sale.