Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Facebook acquires Oculus VR.

Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed via Facebook that Facebook has aquired Oculus VR, the inventors of the well known Oculus Rift.

"I'm excited to announce that we've agreed to acquire Oculus VR, the leader in virtual reality technology." said Zuckerberg, "Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. For the past few years, this has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about. We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we're in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences."

"Immersive gaming will be the first, and Oculus already has big plans here that won't be changing and we hope to accelerate. -- But this is just the start. After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face -- just by putting on goggles in your home."

I'm sure congratulations are in order for Oculus VR, but for gaming enthusiasts, this may come across as bad news. I'm personally worried that the Oculus Rift will force Facebook onto you. As someone who despises the website, this is somewhat of a nightmare to me. They haven't fully revealed their plans yet, but I can only assume that will be the case.

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