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Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift VR – Wants to Take it Mainstream

Facebook recently struck a deal with the maker of the Oculus Rift, an up-and-coming VR headset, in a $2 Billion acquisition. Palmer Luckey, its creator, says that making the deal with Facebook will allow the headset to grow very quickly – and not just in gaming, where it’s already gained momentum.

Facebook says that they will eventually brand the hardware itself with their logo. How it will tie in with itself is still unknown, but it will still be primarily marketed as gaming hardware before other uses are concocted by the social giant.


On the flip side, the maker of Minecraft has already dropped all plans to use Oculus Rift due to the buyout. 

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Tags: Oculus, Rift, VR, facebook, vr


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Comment by Louie Baur on March 29, 2014 at 7:10am

Could be Matt. I guess only time will tell.

Comment by Matthew Rogers on March 27, 2014 at 6:50pm

Definitely curious as to what they plan to do with VR in actual social applications. Could they be thinking along the "Second Life" train of thought?

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