When Facebook acquired Oculus in 2014, speculations surfaced about the possibility of a compulsory Facebook login in line with the new development. However, this speculation seemed to have died when the founder of Oculus, Palmer Lucky said it was never going to happen. About Six years down the line, Facebook has finally brought this nightmare to reality. The announcement on the 19th of August threw the relatively small VR community into a frenzy as most of the users are displeased with the development. Users took their outburst to social media, posting all sorts of derogatory pictures, memes, and videos suggesting that Oculus is headed for their doom.
Some users have already begun suggesting other headset options for themselves as it is also on record that Oculus security policies have been questioned before. The VR industry is a very small one and enthusiasts suspect that this development could cause it to shrink further. Oculus has made tremendous success in the industry due to the quality of its hardware and software experience however, this controversy is being leveraged by competitors and this could be bad for the company. The only ray of light in this regard is that most users already use the Facebook login option.