Meta Quest 2 won’t require a Facebook account anymore

Better late than never.
Meta's Quest 2 on a pink background

Meta Quest 2 is one of the best VR headsets currently available on the market, but till now, it was mandatory to have an active Facebook account in order to use it. As of August 23, however, you only need a Meta account to use the VR headset.

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This may ding like Meta replaced the problem with another problem, but it isn’t. Meta accounts don’t force you to connect and set up a social media account, unlike Facebook. You can create a Meta account with an email and start enjoying everything Meta Quest 2 offers, with no catches. Other VR headsets will also require an account for you to use them and enjoy their VR platforms.

If you already have an Oculus account, it should automatically change into a Meta account, but according to PC Gamer, some people experienced issues with this, however, you can read through” Meta’s official Oculus page to solve the most common issues and learn more about what awaits you with this change.

Meta announced this change way back in October 2021, however, it took the company a considerable time before they could set up everything to make the switch. Meanwhile, Meta increased the price of the Quest 2 by $100 as of August 2022; Meta Quest 2 now costs $400 USD and $500 USD for the 128GB and 256GB versions respectively.

Valve, another major player in the VR space, is also working on a tether-free VR headset, a newer and better version of Index. Meanwhile, on the console side of things, PlayStation announced that PS VR2 will arrive in early 2023.

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