Wednesday, 26 March 2014 05:07
Oculus VR has been getting tons of press for their Oculus Rift VR display and after you've used it for a while, you'll understand why. It's slick. It's so slick that they've outgrown their Kickstarter roots and attracted a buyer like Facebook. The downside to this is that every serious gamer just walked away from Oculus and in fact there have been a few game developers quite working on their titles for this platform. The upside is that everywere you look inside the VR, you'll see Facebook game request and way too many pictures of food. This may be a good day for Oculus VR, but its a crappy day for gamers, VR enthusiasts and Facebook users.
Mark Zuckerberg is following up his Whatsapp buy with another big acquisition: virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion in stock and cash (curiously, news of the talks may have leaked on Reddit a month ago). In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg talks at length about how Facebook plans to make Oculus a platform for "completely new kinds of experiences," and gaming is only the first one.