Why Facebook buying Oculus is great News

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Ich habe selten so viel Unsinn im Netz gelesen, als bei der Übernahme von Oculus Rift durch Facebook. Valves VR-Fuzzi hat nun einen neuen Job bei OculusVR, sieht das wohl genauso und rückt die Perspektive zurecht:

Fully tapping the potential of VR will take decades. 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. The resources and long-term commitment that Facebook brings gives Oculus the runway it needs to solve the hard problems of VR – and some of them are hard indeed. I now fully expect to spend the rest of my career pushing VR as far ahead as I can.

Introducing Michael Abrash, Oculus Chief Scientist (via Kotaku)

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