Facebook has officially closed its deal, first announced in March, to acquire Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality helmet. Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion with a mix of cash and Facebook stock.
In an brief and joint email sent to a number of media outlets, Facebook and Oculus VR stated simply, "We're looking forward to an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate." No other details on the transaction, nor any detailed plans for the future of the Oculus Rift helmet, were announced.
The big question many people have about the deal still persists: just what are Facebook's plans for Oculus VR? When the acqusition was first announced, Facebook was pretty vague about where they will use the Oculus Rift, saying they had "plans to extend Oculus' existing advantage in gaming to new verticals, including communications, media and entertainment, education and other areas."
What do you think about Facebook's decision to buy Oculus VR now that the deal has closed?