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Poll: Now that Facebook will own Oculus, are you still going to buy an Oculus Rift?

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Now that Facebook will own Oculus, are you still going to buy an Oculus Rift?

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#106 Lord Method Man

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 00:15

Less than a week and already the gaming aspect of OR is long forgotten.




#107 DarkyDan

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 00:51

Goddamn people, it's a peripheral.  Being developed by a company entrenched in VR.  It's not a Facebook project, it's a Facebook acquisition.

 

They will make efforts for Facebook to SUPPORT using the rift (web plugins, etc) but they will not bake anything into the device.  It is in their best interests to Macgyver current products to suit the Rift, and leave the Rift open to as many uses as possible, to further the spread.

 

If you read the statements from both parties, this deal was done to fast track VR to the mainstream, and Facebook have seemingly made the first acquisition that secures their relevance past the death of Facebook.com.



#108 Athernar

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 01:14

Goddamn people, it's a peripheral.  Being developed by a company entrenched in VR.  It's not a Facebook project, it's a Facebook acquisition.

 

They will make efforts for Facebook to SUPPORT using the rift (web plugins, etc) but they will not bake anything into the device.  It is in their best interests to Macgyver current products to suit the Rift, and leave the Rift open to as many uses as possible, to further the spread.

 

If you read the statements from both parties, this deal was done to fast track VR to the mainstream, and Facebook have seemingly made the first acquisition that secures their relevance past the death of Facebook.com.

 

Being acquired by Facebook isn't going to put VR on the fast-track, if anything it's delayed it significantly.

 

Facebook wants VR in the mainstream, but the reality is VR simply isn't going to go mainstream for many years, maybe even a decade.

 

People can point to Instagram and say "hey they haven't meddled there", which is great and all since you already have a successful product. As soon as Oculus starts hitting a wall in terms of non-niche adoption it's going to get carved up by shareholders.



#109 astropheed

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 02:30

Yes, I am not going to buy a product from Facebook, regardless of how good it is.

 

That is just plain silly.



#110 HawkMan

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:56

Norwegian Army and a small tech company doing something awesome, showing how this is a really good buy for FB and that it has some really interesting outside games usage

 

http://www.tu.no/it/...med-oculus-rift

 

yeah the text is in Norwegian so.. but there's a video at the top ;)

 

Basically they use the OR and 4 cameras to allow the driver to have a full 360 view even in dangerous situations where the tanks has to be fully closed. cool stuff.