Facebook Set to Acquire Oculus Rift
Facebook has set its sights on another technology company. This time, its target is Oculus Rift.
According to a Facebook status by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and Oculus VR have struck an agreement that will allow Facebook to acquire the upcoming VR darling.
While Zuckerberg intends on continuing with the gaming platform part of Oculus Rift, he also intends on extending the technology to include other scenarios as well. Zuckerberg mentioned in his status the following:
- Court side seats at a game.
- studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world
- consulting with a doctor face to face
Zuckerberg seems to have big plans to put into place for Oculus. He said in his Facebook post that the VR system is "a new communication platform." The above scenarios are only a few of the possible ways that the system can be used. Zuckerberg wants people to not just share moments via their timeline, "but entire experiences and adventures."
While Facebook is acquiring Oculus, they will not operate within Facebook and will remain independent.
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