Oculus Fears Prove True – Facebook A Priority

Despite enjoying a massively successful Kickstarter campaign the highly anticipated VR device, Oculus Rift, could potentially ignore many of its original investors as Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announces the logic behind joining Facebook as opposed to other traditional gaming companies.

During a recent address at the TechCrunch Disrupt Brendan Iribe discussed many elements surrounding the future of Oculus Rift but one specific comment has Kickstarter supporters up in arms….again.

“Do you want to build a platform that has a billion users on it, or only 10, 20, or 50 million?”

The comment was referring to the differences in audience when comparing mobile/Facebook users and today’s console selling figures. During the same speech Iribe did discuss exciting possibilities with Facebook acquiring Oculus Rift, including a 1 billion person MMO, but he also noted that it would take a far bigger network than what currently exists today.

Source: The Verge

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