Ever heard of Oculus Rift? No? Not to worry, you will! Facebook have just put $2 billion on the table for the company, which creates and develops virtual reality headsets and software. Even though the Oculus Rift isn’t available for commercial use (yet!), Facebook clearly already see the potential commercial viabilities within the product, and snapped it up before anyone else had the chance to. Talking about the purchase, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerburg had this to say:
“We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences. We’re going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this. But this is just the start. After games, we’re 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.”
Yep, that all sounds pretty awesome to us! Bring it on, Zuckerburg!