Google aims to dominate Facebook in virtual reality

By January 21, 2015March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Ari Levy

Facebook shocked the tech world last March by diving into virtual reality with the $2 billion acquisition of a niche start-up called Oculus VR. Funded initially through a 2012 Kickstarter campaign, Oculus created a slick high-end headset called the Rift that gave game developers—and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg—immersive viewing like nothing they’d ever experienced. 

Despite the hype, consumers have yet to see a gaming device from Oculus. When they do, it will likely cost hundreds of dollars and require some technical know-how to operate.

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