After the mega deal of $19 Billion of WhatsApp , now Facebook is going to buy Oculus VR , a virtual reality device and the company behind the Oculus Rift gaming device . Facebook thinks that it is the future. The purpose of this deal is to create new level of social networking by integrating it with the virtual world and share this exciting new experience.
“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow. Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.” Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook has got alot of success with the games like “FarmVille” , the social giant said that it plans more to do than virtual gaming with the company.
“We are excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world,” said Brendan Iribe, co-founder and CEO of Oculus VR. “We believe virtual reality will be heavily defined by social experiences that connect people in magical, new ways. It is a transformative and disruptive technology, that enables the world to experience the impossible, and it’s only just the beginning.”
With this single deal , Facebook has definitely given a call to compete the Google Glasses and with a new perspective.. This deal is expected to be closed till second quarter of this year 2014.