Well it’s Facebook Official! Facebook officially closed the deal with Oculus and are now proud to own an exciting new venture for them. The $2 Billion deal was initially announced at the end of March and since then the two companies have been making the necessary arrangements to close the deal.
A statement released on Monday said: “We’re looking forward to an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate.”
Oculus were in the middle of sending out their latest development kits as the deal closed to over 45,000 developers to work on the latest version of the virtual reality headset. Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his blog the day that the takeover was announced saying: “Oculus’s mission is to enable you to experience the impossible. Their technology opens up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences.
“The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there’s a lot of interest from developers in building for this platform. We’re going to focus on helping Oculus build out their product and develop partnerships to support more games. Oculus will continue operating independently within Facebook to achieve this.”
Although there has been no mention as to when they expect to release the product, many people around the world are carefully watching to see when they can get their hands on one. “Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction.” Says Zuckerbergs blog, “But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming and we have a chance to build it together.”