Throughout the last few hours, Facebook users have been unable to access the app, and the problem has now extended to a number of additional platforms owned by the company. This means that Oculus VR users have been unable to enjoy any of its games, turning all of these devices into very expensive bricks in the meantime. At this time, it's unclear when Oculus and Facebook might go back online, but the official Oculus Twitter account states that the company is "working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible." Twitter seems to be the last social media platform standing, and many fans used it to share their disappointment with the Oculus downtime. Of course, many other posters used the opportunity to joke that Oculus users that were in VR when Facebook went down are now stuck outside of our reality. Hopefully, that isn't actually the case!
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Keep reading to find out what fans are saying about Oculus!
Hope they weren't playing Vader Immortal!
People making jokes about the Facebook services going down make me sick. Anyone who was using an Oculus headset at the time is currently trapped in VR, and if they die there then they die in real life.— Gavin Young (@GavinDYoung) October 4, 2021
It's a sad day for Oculus fans.
people with oculus right now: 😭😭😭— matt (@MattDotbird) October 4, 2021
A lot of people wishing Facebook didn't own Oculus now.
the only bad thing about facebook being down is that facebook own oculus, can someone just buy the rights to oculus already and free it from zuckerbergs wrath— Xen (@XenSergal) October 4, 2021
The timing is really inconvenient!
I'm so mad that this is effecting us oculus users. I hate that my console is attached to a social media platform :( I have a raid tonight...— Haley Lohrenz (@halichu) October 4, 2021
This might convince gamers to make a switch...
So I'm probably going to save up and eventually get a new VR set. I really like the Oculus Quest 2, but having it require you to be connected to Facebook is just such a bafflingly stupid decision that I really don't see me buying any more Oculus products in the future.— AIopekis (@AIopekis) October 4, 2021
...while others are happy they didn't buy one in the first place!
This is why I won't by an Oculus quest— elcor_parkour (@ElcorParkour) October 4, 2021
Maybe Facebook owns a bit too much.
"We don't hold a monopoly, your Honor."— Gazz ☻ (@ComradChurchill) October 4, 2021
*fb, instagram, WhatsApp, oculus and any app that supports fb credentials login goes down*
"Right. Now about that monopoly."