That escalated quickly.
Facebook has just announced through their newsroom that the company is buying Oculus VR, the company behind the development of the Oculus Virtual Reality headset.
Keep in mind the acquisition not only includes the company itself, buy the partners its acquired over this past year, along with all the game studies, like EA and the maker’s of EVE.
For how much exactly? To the tune of a solid $2 billion: $400 million in cash along with about $1.6 billion in stock.
Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus, as quoted by Mark Zuckerberg:
But this is just the start. 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.
The places a partnership like this can go are far and wide. Honestly, this actually could be considered exciting.