While it is not evident yet, (https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/18/facebook-is-launching-its-own-pc-gaming-platform/) Engadget believes that Facebook released its gaming platform to possibly serve as the company's means to sell more Oculus VR
Facebook agreed to acquire Oculus VR
, developers of the Rift, for $2 billion in March 2014. At the time CEO Mark Zuckerberg said virtual reality could become "the most social platform ever."
on Tuesday announced new bundles that package the headset along with PCs capable of powering the device starting at $1,499.
The division will position the tech giant to better take on Facebook's Oculus VR
and other rivals in the virtual reality market.
Limited, Sony Corporation, Apple, Logitech, Oculus VR
, Electronic Arts, Activision Publishing, Avatar Reality & Kaneva.
Facebook (FB) is eyeing acquisitions of game studios and signing exclusive deals for virtual reality versions of well-known games to bolster its Oculus VR
headset business, the Information's Alex Heath reported yesterday, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Facebook is reportedly making an effort to bring exclusive VR versions of popular video game titles to give its Oculus VR
gaming business a big push forward.
So it is safe to assume that the new voice AI assistant might also be targeting the Oculus VR
The company said it has also intensified efforts to develop VR content, including offering software through its Viveport virtual reality app store that is compatible with VR headsets sold by rival Oculus VR
shipped close to 300,000 units in the first quarter after the product's launch in May, according to estimates, and consumer interest is undeniable.
Four years later and Oculus VR
, the company behind the design and development of the Oculus Rift, was purchased by Facebook for over $2bn.
The simulator kit includes an Oculus VR
headset, safety cage, scissor lift controls and Oculus touch controls which automatically calibrate the headset for each operator.