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post #21 of 53
Oculus can hire anyone they want. It still doesn't change the fact that Facebook is behind the wheel.

Ultimately Facebook will be the one with the patents and rights to all of the VR tech. They will use this talent for their own gains and return nothing to the community. Sure this may not be what we want to hear. Sadly it's the most realistic projection given Facebook's history.
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Why do they all look so old....

There seems to be no loyalty these days. Only consumers are loyal.
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post #23 of 53
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Originally Posted by SchmoSalt View Post

Oculus can hire anyone they want. It still doesn't change the fact that Facebook is behind the wheel.

Ultimately Facebook will be the one with the patents and rights to all of the VR tech. They will use this talent for their own gains and return nothing to the community. Sure this may not be what we want to hear. Sadly it's the most realistic projection given Facebook's history.

That's not 100% true about Facebook's history. There's the Open Compute Project where Facebook shares their hardware work, I guess because it has nothing to do with how they earn their money and they get cheaper servers out of it because of increased competition amongst the hardware manufacturers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Compute_Project

I have no idea what that'll mean with regards to Oculus and VR. tongue.gif
post #24 of 53
Sellout? Maybe to Valve. VR is going to be where the money is at, and right now that's Facebook. VR is going to become a reality sooner with more money.

If there is some way to keep Facebook in place and not ruin VR for gaming I would truly be celebrating for VR, but until the future comes and we can see where VR is going I can't help but be skeptical. I'm loving these turn of events right now, but I will still be watching Oculus like a hawk in case Facebook screws up.
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What, sell out? There is no such thing in a career. Someone comes along and offers you more money then you definitely take it, you'd be stupid not to. Saying you are a "sell out" because you could get promoted is just as dumb. It looks like Oculus is serious about getting good people to come work for them and they now have the capital to pouch them from other companies. Oculus is a real company now, not some upstart that can barely make a consumer product. thumb.gif
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Abrash 
That's why I've written before that VR wouldn't become truly great until some company stepped up and invested the considerable capital to build the right hardware – and that it wouldn't be clear that it made sense to spend that capital until VR was truly great. I was afraid that that Catch-22 would cause VR to fail to achieve liftoff.

That worry is now gone. Facebook's acquisition of Oculus means that VR is going to happen in all its glory.

This makes a lot of sense. Unless you are like Apple and have the resources to push your vision, new things will just not happen fast, if at all.

I find it reassuring that a bunch of highly intelligent people, who would command top salaries in almost any company they chose to work for, have chosen to work for Oculus VR despite Facebook buying them. I don't think you can call him a sellout, he has a passion for VR and wants to be part of a team that is actually going to make it happen - Valve have stated several times that they have no immediate plans to bring any VR tech to market.

Besides, I can't imagine that Facebook are going to pay him significantly more than Valve, or that he will have more prestige or benefits. He is just following his dream, hardly what I'd call a sellout.
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post #27 of 53
they will have to make VR-only modes in FPS games otherwise 2D monitor players are going to win. A VR headset may have a screen but in reality it is a peripheral like a joypad, joystick, etc.. where your head is the controller. or there abouts anyway.
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also.. hopefully this will push Valve to make the best model.
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also.. hopefully this will push Valve to make the best model.

As far as I know, Valve's VR project was better than Oculus already, but they won't make it commercially available.
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post #30 of 53
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As far as I know, Valve's VR project was better than Oculus already, but they won't make it commercially available.

perhaps, but they were a bit naive to give an advanced dev kit to FB doh.gif


I still dont think there is any doubt that 1080p 30fp per eye, medium quality games are the target along with 3D flash web content and social media. Its now just a normal peripheral with windows drivers. Will it even be fully developed to support Linux for example?

We will have to wait for the elite 4k versions from Valve or some other company. In the meantime im not losing any sleep, i have moved on from oculus and now Im more interested in highly curved 4k large scale fast refresh monitors..
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