Here’s Why Facebook Bought Oculus Rift For 2 Billion Dollars
So now that we all have heard the news about Facebook purchasing Oculus VR, maybe it is time to move forward and see how Facebook plans on incorporating this newly acquired asset to its current empire. In a nutshell, we can safely assume that Facebook is betting on virtual reality to outshine other contenders in the future.
During the buyout of Oculus VR, Mark Zuckerberg stated; ‘After games, we are 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.’
It is quite obvious that Facebook will soon launch from its current platform of a media network to reach new horizons and some even say, it will rival Google. Even now, internet translates to Facebook for quite a large number people. With all the acquisitions that Facebook has been making, it is quite obvious that it plans to be the centre of activity in the coming years.
Chaotic Moon is a firm which decided to come up with a concept to depict how Facebook would look like if it was rendered in 3D for the VR. The concept talks about making use of an Oculus Rift and Leap Motion to explore the Facebook in 3D.The experience can be somewhat related to PlayStation Home minus the avatars. What the video conveys is something that we shall not be discussing; you can watch the video for that.
However, we shall be discussing the validity of the concept, we believe it’s not a very well thought concept. You will also find quite intriguing and valid comments in the YouTube video’s comments which question what the concept portrays but let’s not get carried away and keep in mind that this is just a concept and something to work on. Like all the previous breakthroughs; lets not judge the book by its cover and wait for it to hit the market in its full form and then we all can decide just how much of a success or fail it is.
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