Facebook buys Oculus Rift VR company for $2 billion

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Oculus Rift - the future of everything? Oculus Rift – the future of everything?

Mark Zuckerberg has described VR as the ‘next major computing platform after mobile’, as Notch pulls support for Minecraft.

Virtual reality has an unexpected new champion, as Facebook announces it has bought Oculus VR for $400 million cash and 23.1 million Facebook shares, plus another $300 million in potential bonuses. Not bad for a company that first shot to fame with a Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift headset.

The obvious question though is what does Kickstarter want with what was a start-up company aimed primarily at hardcore PC gamers?

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

‘The incredible thing about the technology is that you…

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