Well, at least in the comments section.
By Tim Colwill on March 26, 2014 at 11:58 am
As you’ve no doubt heard this morning, Facebook has acquired the entire Oculus Rift company for a whopping $2 billion USD.
Both companies are understandably thrilled about the merger, with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg calling virtual reality “the platform of tomorrow”, and saying that “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”
Meanwhile, Oculus’s Brendan Iribe is all party hats and whistles, saying that they are “excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world.”
“We believe virtual reality will be heavily defined by social experiences that connect people in magical, new ways. It is a transformative and disruptive technology, that enables the world to experience the impossible, and it’s only just the beginning.”
There’s a broad range of emotions being thrown around regarding this acquisition, including “Well, whatever helps get VR off the ground” and of course “Facebook? KILL IT WITH FIRE”. Please choose the one that most suits you.
Thanks to the literally eight people who emailed this news in this morning, and to James for the header image.