Today’s announcement of the acquisition of Oculus VR by Facebook has shocked many people, not least the large community supporting the Oculus Rift headset on the internet. Palmer Luckey, co-founder and poster boy for the groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) technology, has addressed his closest audience and offered his assurance that there will be ‘very little changes day-to-day at Oculus.’
Posting directly on the Oculus board on Reddit, Luckey stated that, thanks to the acquisition, “We’ll have substantially more resources to build the right team.” Before going on to open his doors. “If you want to come work on these hard problems in computer vision, graphics, input, and audio, please apply!”
Luckey stated that his idea for modern VR came from a gaming background, and that videogames are were the future of Oculus VR lies. This, apparently, won’t change as a result of the Facebook acquisition.
“This is a special moment for the gaming industry – Oculus’ somewhat unpredictable future just became crystal clear: virtual reality is coming, and it’s going to change the way we play games forever.” Offers Luckey.
The acquisition of Oculus VR will total $2 billion USD and will complete later this year. It’s worth noting that this deal has been struck before Oculus VR has even revealed a consumer product, let alone brought VR to the masses. VRFocus will keep you updated with the new path the company intends to follow in doing just that.