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Facebook could become a major player in the gaming market

Facebook shocked the gaming world when it announced its plans to purchase Oculus VR, Inc. Many analyst have stated that Facebook plans to compete with Google Glass in the gadget market. Yet many have overlooked the possibility of Facebook wanting to acquire a stronger foothold in the gaming market by competing with Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

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stanr1353d ago

A lot of people are worried that Facebook would turn the Oculus into a Google Glass. However I thinks its more accurate to say that Zukerberg wants to compete with the big three.

Ghost_of_Tsushima1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

If Zukerberg wanted to compete with the big "three" he would've been buying studios, building studios, and hiring talented gaming people to get a good start not just straight up buy VR first.

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edqe1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

@DrSteveBrule2: One big problem is that XBox is based on totally closed technologies. Even if FB would own XBox their couldn't do much with it without MS.

Unfortunately an another problem is that consoles are not capable of decent VR experience; >[email protected]

PC is open and with SteamOS easily most open gaming environment ever. PC is moving fast toward 4K and will have easily enough power to run >1080p, 1440p, 2K and 4K VR experience. PC is perfect for Oculus Rift.

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edqe1353d ago

@DrSteveBrule2:

"Yeah have fun with that."

Well, you can be sure PC gamers will. It's not about having 4K today but that day is definitely coming and not even far away. The pace of technologies go forward is incredible.

UltimateMaster1353d ago

Hell, maybe Facebook will make it's own console. Who knows? Why Not!?

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andrewsqual1353d ago

Will fix
Yet again, Facebook could become a major player in the gaming market.

Haven't we been here a dozen times already?

Ghost_of_Tsushima1353d ago (Edited 1353d ago )

Yea they can build a gaming empire overnight. Facebook is a social site with no real gaming experience. No Candy Crush or FarmVille crap don't cut it.

Fireseed1353d ago

And what was Sony prior to the PS1? How about Nintendo?

zep1353d ago

sony making games for nintendo nintendo love hotel and card games

stanr1353d ago

Its safe to say that Facebooks plans to tell Zynga and King to pissoff as soon an exclusive Battlefield or Call of Duty is announced for Oculus Rift.

annus1353d ago

Yeah and every single Google product (including all the massive amount of companies they own) are all search engines right?

dcj05241353d ago

Nintendo made cards and Love hotels lol. They're the weird ones.

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xc7x1353d ago

"could" but won't,ever

Remy_S1353d ago

For the love of God no.

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