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[WSJ] Facebook to Acquire Oculus

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Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion. This includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock (valued at $1.6 billion based on the average closing price of the 20 trading days preceding March 21, 2014 of $69.35 per share). The agreement also provides for an additional $300 million earn-out in cash and stock based on the achievement of certain milestones.

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Curious to see how this plays out... I'm kind of sad frown.gif


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Its not April 1st yet frown.gif
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You can read your facebook wall feed while trying to play a game.
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Immediate reaction is "What?!"

But besides Farmville in 3D, I'm wondering what Facebook plans to do with it. Unless it just wants to profit from the success it expects Oculus to achieve, I don't see how it aligns with their existing service.
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This does not make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
   
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I think the only positive is that they've not been bought by EA. Do not want at all.

 

I can't imagine where Facebook or Social Media fits in with VR though?!

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NO!!!!! doh.gifmad.gif
    
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I hope Oculus can keep their autonomy and all Facebook does is fund them. It would be a shame if FB forces some social media integration before the Rift is even a commerically available product.
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post #9 of 383
400Ms and a few Bs in stock. I'll take that deal everyday and leave the PC gaming world in my dust.
Most likely though they'll continue to work on it, now with more capital to back it.

This "should" be good but awful if it dies in the has of Facebook.
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post #10 of 383
Huh... I'm not sure how to think about this... Glad I picked up my Dev Kit V2 though...
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