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[Verge] Facebook won't rebrand the Oculus Rift headset and interface

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Oculus VR has a new owner, and Facebook may end up molding the virtual reality company's flagship product in its own image. According to a report from the New York Times, Facebook is planning to eventually rebrand the Oculus Rift experience, redesigning the hardware and updating it with "a Facebook interface and logo."

Though the deal was announced just yesterday, if true, this news already shows somewhat of a change for Facebook, which initially appeared less interested in the hardware side of Oculus. "We view this as a software and services thing," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a conference call following the announcement, "a network where people can communicate and buy things."

More:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/26/5549186/facebook-rebrand-oculus-rift-headset

LOL Are you even serious ? Why would i buy OR to order stuff from the internet.

Sorry to say but Oculus is officially dead, guys. RIP.
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post #2 of 74
well this is a good chance for the competitors to start advertising.
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Wow, first Whatsapp and now this...? I didn't really care about Whatsapp but this was supposed to be the next big thing for gaming.

But at the same time I am really happy that we saw the birth of VR. I think a lot of other reputable companies will introduce their own VR hardware and we still get to see things come along nicely.
post #4 of 74
Well, crap...there goes my hope that Facebook was going to be just a silent partner.

Though to be honest...I don't really know if it matters. With Sony stepping on the VR stage I don't know if Oculus could have survived on its own.

Well, I guess I now hope that all Facebook wants to do is put their name on it...really I suppose we should have expected that.
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Such a shame. Was really looking forward to getting one... Now it may look like I'm getting Sony or Valve VR.
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post #6 of 74
And my concerns confirmed.

Screw you, Facebook.
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Facebook interface and logo


LOL.... So much for that. What a sad day.
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post #8 of 74
This acquisition makes no sense to me at all.No idea what Facebook could do with VR glasses, at least at this point, Maybe they bought the company to then sell it at a profit?
I know everyone hates MS, but I thought that would be the company most likely to purchase Oculus.
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This acquisition makes no sense to me at all.No idea what Facebook could do with VR glasses, at least at this point,

My guess is the "virtual showroom" idea that has been bandied about for a while now. So instead of going to a car dealership, you go to a VR sim of a car dealership, complete with cars and sales reps.

Not sure why they had to eat a gaming company and spit out the bones to do it, though.
post #10 of 74
The source for the NY Times article has already been poo poo'd guys. Read the other thread.
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