A Facebook megvette az Oculus Riftet (benne John Carmackkal)

Oculus Rift:

Today, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with Facebook to create the best virtual reality platform in the world.

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. 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.

Notch azonnal ki is farolt belőle:

Illetve érdemes elolvasni a blog posztját is, ebből idézek:

Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers. People have made games for Facebook platforms before, and while it worked great for a while, they were stuck in a very unfortunate position when Facebook eventually changed the platform to better fit the social experience they were trying to build.

Illetve ez is érthető azt illetően, hogy 10 ezer dollárral szállt be a Kickstarterbe:

I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.

Hát nekem sem nőtt a szívemhez jobban a dolog. 🙂 Innentől a kérdés is felmerül természetesen, hogy ez mennyire lesz gamer kütyü, ha egyáltalán. Bár a Riftesek még mindig gamingről beszélgetnek. Lehet, hogy a Facebook is egy permanens transzformációban van a “connecting people” mögött – és ők nem is a Nokia!

Zuckerberg is megszólalt a kérdésben, a gaminggel csak a kezdeni fognak.