Facebook buying Oculus VR might come as a shock to some, but the company announced today that they had reached a $2 billion dollar agreement in order to purchase the maker of the virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift. Apparently, the company believes that social networking will reached a whole new level in the future, and that level seems like it’ll be a fully immersive, 3D experience. While the Oculus Rift is aimed toward gamers who want to take their gaming from 2D to 3D, Facebook has stated that they have bigger plans for the Oculus Rift, and Oculus VR.
“After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences,” Mark Zuckerberg, FaceBook’s founder stated in a post made on the social network. “Imagine enjoying a courtside 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.” Zuckerberg continued with, “Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow… Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”
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