科技头条【Facebook收购Oculus VR:看见未来】

#科技头条#【Facebook收购Oculus VR:看见未来】今日,Facebook宣布20亿刀收购虚拟现实技术厂商Oculus VR。扎克伯格认为:“Oculus将会是未来最社交的平台,改变我们工作、休闲和交流的方式。” Oculus CEO布伦丹则表示:“以社交体验为基础的虚拟现实将以全新的方式连接人们,让世界体验不可能。”
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科技头条

 

Facebook has announced the acquisition of Oculus VR, the maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, in a deal worth $2 billion. The details are expected to be finalized by early summer.

 

The deal includes $400 million in cash, as well as 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock, which Facebook notes is worth $1.6 billion. The deal also has incentives built into it, which provides for an additional $300 million “earn-out in cash and stock based on the achievement of certain milestones.”

 

“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”

 

We reached out to Oculus VR for comment, and were directed to the VR maker’s official blog post discussing the purchase.

 

“At first glance, it might not seem obvious why Oculus is partnering with Facebook, a company focused on connecting people, investing in internet access for the world and pushing an open computing platform,” the blog, credited to “Palmer, Brendan, John and the Oculus team” stated. “But when you consider it more carefully, we’re culturally aligned with a focus on innovating and hiring the best and brightest; we believe communication drives new platforms; we want to contribute to a more open, connected world; and we both see virtual reality as the next step.”

 

The news comes just days after Oculus unveiled the second generation of its Oculus Rift headset. The new model is still targeted at developers, just like the last one, and pre-orders are currently open. The unit costs $350 and is expected to begin shipping in July. Sony also announced its own virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 last week, called Project Morpheus. Neither company has an official release date set for their retail models.

 

 


 

 


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