Facebook announced that they acquired the Oculus VR for $2 billion. How true is the news? Let’s find out in their official blog statement.
“At first glance, it might not seem obvious why Oculus is partnering with Facebook, a company focused on connecting people, investing in internet access for the world and pushing an open computing platform.”
“Most important, Facebook understands the potential for VR. Mark 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.”
It’s been almost 2 months now since Facebook acquires WhatsApp, the messaging service and now the Oculus VR, it’s been confusing why did Facebook bought the Oculus VR. Let’s see the word from Facebook Founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
In the Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Timeline:
“I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire Oculus VR, the leader in virtual reality technolog.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…”
“This is where Oculus comes in. They build virtual reality technology, like the Oculus Rift headset. When you put it on, you enter a completely immersive computer-generated environment, like a game or a movie scene or a place far away.”
So clearly stated that Facebook acquires the Oculus VR, and for whatever the reason that Mark and his team purchase it, I think there is a greater purpose for it in the future. Take note that not everyone sees why did Facebook acquires Oculus VR, it may be good for some consumers or disappointment for some developers, but let’s just hope it will bring better purpose into our world.
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