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Oculus To Pause German Sales Over Antitrust Issue

 |  September 3, 2020

Facebook’s popular virtual reality (VR) headset, Oculus, is temporarily stopping sales in Germany following an event that compelled talks with Federal officials.

Just recently, Oculus got an update where users are required to have a Facebook account instead of the traditional Oculus account. That is, in order to personally gain access to their own library of VR games. The move has attracted the notice of the German federal government, kicking off the country’s existing antitrust laws.

Heise.de reported that Facebook is withdrawing the Oculus products in Germany amid “outstanding talks” with the German authorities.

“This is a temporary break due to outstanding talks with German supervisory authorities,” according to a Facebook spokesperson.