In a surprising turn of events, Facebook announces that it will  acquire Oculus, the company responsible for the “Rift” virtual reality headset.

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The Oculus Rift is a VR device that allows the wearer to fully immense him/herself into a 3D virtual reality environment. It does this by implementing a dual display panel inside the headset’s housing, along with sensors that could sense the user’s motion, resulting in a reacting environment depending on the user’s actions.

Oculus Rift Facebook (1)

Oculus seems to have a very good financial standing, with a huge budget coming from Kickstarter and other sources that pledged to them. With that said, they could shrug off Facebook’s offer, and continue on their own. But, it turns out that they share the same vision of sharing the platform’s benefit for everyone. As reported.

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.

Facebook aims to make virtual reality accessible to everyone, but the acquisition’s benefits are still far from being a reality. We just hope that Oculus will still develop the Rift according to their target and that is to provide gamers an outstanding virtual reality to experience.

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