I'm a bit perplexed at why FB would want it... and now extremely unsure of the product now that it will be FB owned. 3D is pretty gimmicky for gaming, sure.. and VR more-so. I feel a lot of that is due to implementation though. It's extremely difficult to get a game to run real 3D, and probably 10x harder to get it VR ready. VR is not a waste, but has a lot of limiting factors for real immersion. It will probably be a good 10-20 years before we see prototypes, but synaptic VR is where I would be 100% all-in for VR. Take cues from a plethora of movies and anime shows showing the potential of synaptic VR interfaces... though it's still sci-fi for now, we're just waiting for the next step to get there.
One positive from FB buying OR... huge amounts of capital to pour into VR tech and widespread adoption. This will bring competition and innovation to the VR market, and drive advancement. OR may not be on my potential Xmas list anymore, but in a few years another even more advanced VR may be available.
EDIT: Apparently OR had been asked questions about the very tech i'm talking about, more accurately called Neural VR. Link here: https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=340
The tech is not available atm, or cost effective enough to pursue, but I think my time frame of 10-20 years for a prototype may be accurate since all the tech needed to work towards something like this is out there, but still 'new' or just plain expensive. As soon as there is a non-implant version... i'd volunteer to test it Edited by Valor958 - 3/26/14 at 6:05am