Facebook acquires Oculus VR for approximately $2 billion
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On this acquisition Facebook CEO Mark Zurckerberg also wrote the following word on his Facebook Timeline and says he is excited of the deal.
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.
This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.
With this acquisition Facebook wants to extend the advantage of the Virtual technology on Gaming to a extreme height, including communications, media and entertainment, education, and “other areas.” Facebook will making it a new and a big idea, hoping it will be the next platform after desktop and mobile.
On this acquisition decision Oculus VR CEO says that, "They are excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world,”.