Facebook's Oculus Buyout 'Biggest VR Deal in VR History' - University Professor

VRFocus - Henry Fuchs, member of the American Academy of Arts and Scientists (AAAS), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has labeled Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR as ‘the biggest deal in VR history’. Fuchs made the claim whilst hosting the keynote speech at the 2014 IEEEVR conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Facebook is set to purchase the Oculus Rift makers for a total of $2 billion USD.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1388d ago (Edited 1388d ago )

Get ready for it. The future of Oculus.

XiNarutoUzumaki1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

OMG ahahahaha

RIP Oculus. We barely met you.

webeblazing1387d ago

i doubt thats going to happen, but yooooo that was hilarious. the ending made it all better lmao

Summons751387d ago

Wow, with that kind of logic no wonder he has a job in a university. Of course it's 'the biggest VR deal in VR history', even though it was around before it was very primitive and was never taken seriously. We are really starting to venture into this new frontier I'm sure there will be bigger deals and bigger improvements in a few years. Sony's Morpheus from interviews sounds like it's running laps around Oculus and with Facebook dictating it's focus all potential for the OR went out the window.

Pandamobile1387d ago

"Sony's Morpheus from interviews sounds like it's running laps around Oculus"

Uh, hate to break it to you, but the DK2 Rift still out specs Morpheus in every department.

webeblazing1387d ago

dont rain on their parade. this is their time to shine. now they have ammo against OR. before the buyout they was in enemy base with no ammo.

annus1387d ago

What? Are you talking about the old development kit? The new one certainly doesn't have Sony 'running laps around it'.

Summons751387d ago

From what I understand Mroph is more responsive than OR.

Visuals will only catch up

annus1387d ago (Edited 1387d ago )

To DK1? DK2 uses OLED display (Morpheous is LCD) and also has a magnetometer, so it has better tracking...

And visual wise I hope you aren't talking about the hardware that will be rendering it (PC vs PS4)...

Pandamobile1387d ago

Yeah, the biggest hindrance to VR on PS4 is the PS4 itself. I takes a monster machine to produce the resolutions and framerates needed for a truly immersive VR experience.

1080p60 isn't going to cut it for long. The first consumer version of the Rift is rumoured to be 1440p95.

beebap1387d ago

Oled is good but drives cost up and lot of people have mentioned that they would not buy vr if too dear. Sony maybe keeping costs down to get vr off the ground.I would pay for more tho.

ninjagoat1387d ago

Hence a 2 billion buyout to drive pricing back down ;).

Bonerboy1387d ago

Wow this Fuchs character is a total genuis! ‘the biggest deal in VR history’? You dont say. I can see now why this guy is a professor!
Thanks for that breaking piece of news Henry, you tard.