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Thanks to Facebook, Oculus is another company that sold its soul too early

By March 26, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

OPINION Another David bought by a Goliath

By Hugh Langley

I expect my reaction to Facebook’s Oculus VR acquisition was just as dumbfounded as yours. But more than anything, it annoyed me. It annoyed me because, as an early advocate of Oculus Rift, I’ve watched a Kickstarter success evolve into a thriving passion project that has the potential to change the way we game.

And it just handed itself over to a data-chomping, Farmville-loving conglomerate before even getting off the ground.

But this isn’t just about Facebook and Oculus. It feels like it’s becoming rarer to see promising smaller players evolve into something much bigger without being snapped up by a Goliath first.

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