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Reader Discussion: Does The Facebook Acquisition Change Your View Of The Oculus Rift?

by Joe Juba on Mar 25, 2014 at 01:28 PM

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Facebook bought Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset, for about $2 billion. This leaves a lot of unanswered questions about the future of the company and the device. Are you still excited about virtual reality? Or does this move poison your enthusiasm?

On one hand, being a part of a larger company could give the Oculus Rift the exposure it needs to be a huge success. On the other hand, Facebook isn't known for respecting the privacy of its users, leaving some people with misgivings about the acquisition. Where do you stand? How do your feelings now differ from your feelings prior to the announcement? Share your opinion in the comments below.