There is some disquiet on the Internet regarding the sale of Oculus VR - maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset - to Facebook, maker of Likes. Gamer voices are rising in pitch in fact. But what do the Oculus VR crew think?
"Facebook understands the potential for VR. Mark (Zukerberg) and his team share our vision for virtual reality’s potential to transform the way we learn, share, play, and communicate. Facebook is a company that believes that anything is possible with the right group of people, and we couldn’t agree more," that's what. What is really astonishing, however, is the speed of the deal.
"A few months ago, Mark, Chris, and Cory from the Facebook team came down to visit our office, see the latest demos, and discuss how we could work together to bring our vision to millions of people. As we talked more, we discovered the two teams shared an even deeper vision of creating a new platform for interaction that allows billions of people to connect in a way never before possible.
"Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with Facebook to create the best virtual reality platform in the world."
That's a $2billion deal done in months. That is amazing.
What of the rising squeals and major huff outs
based on OVR not being about games any more? Says the team, "Over the next 10 years, virtual reality will become ubiquitous, affordable, and transformative, and it begins with a truly next-generation gaming experience. This partnership ensures that the Oculus platform is coming, and that it’s going to change gaming forever."
Source: Oculus VR