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Oculus Saw 'Knee-Jerk Reaction' to DK2 Sales Following Facebook Buyout

VRFocus - Oculus VR has revealed that it saw a 'knee-jerk reaction' to the sales of its second developer kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset following the announcement of Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of the company. CEO Brendan Iribe revealed as much during a recent interview, suggesting that the company saw perhaps a more negative reaction to the deal than it initially expected and stressing that the deal increases the company's chances of success.

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Niv1200d ago

Hope it doesn't get delayed because of zenimax.

WeAreLegion1200d ago

Palmer knew the reaction was coming.

ScubbaSteve1199d ago

It's a situation where it can be successful but you know they'll need more money than they can get from kick starter to really bring it to a wide audience. So it's nice that they have some funding now. But, you just have this bad feeling because it's Facebook.

So yay they have funding but oh no Facebook bought them... I'm not really sure if they're better off now or not.

HighResHero1199d ago

I think they could have found the funding elsewhere. A few people got fat paychecks out of this though.

starchild1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

Palmer said he knew there would be some negative reaction to the news, but he never expected it to be as bad as it was.

Some of us kept our heads during the whole thing and luckily many of the people that were originally negative about it have come around to realize that it is a good thing overall.

ebreda1199d ago

It was expected. The most hard-core gaming periferal recently conceived sells out to the most casual gaming portal of all time.

Do the math.

Dfooster1199d ago (Edited 1199d ago )

A lot of people don't find things cool if they become mainstream. Oculus was this cool device that was slightly underground at least outside the gaming community and now due to facebook buying them out there are people who don't game that know what it is which will only increase in numbers as it gets nearer to launching.

It's a double edged sword kinda like liking a debut album that nobody has heard of but for the band to continue to make more records they have to sell more records and then their music becomes mainstream and they are not cool anymore.

I think people need to focus on the software and not so much on the rift itself. There will be some cool games coming out for it and as long as they don't ruin those games with facebook interaction it will still be "the" device to own next year..... along with Morpheus

thricetold1199d ago

@dfooster
Unless you are some teenager it has nothing to do with being cool and everything to do with it no longer being used for hardcore games in favor of some social bs game.

starchild1199d ago

Oh really? Do you honestly believe it won't be used for games and instead we will be forced to log in to facebook and play 2d facebook games? Because that would be plain silly and illogical.

The Rift will come out within a year, it's primary use will be to play high quality VR games, there won't be any forced facebook sign-ins, and it will be the highest quality VR headset available. Those are my predictions. Let's see who is right.

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