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Facebook announced to day that a deal has been made with the company Oculus vr the creators of the Oculus rift virtual reality headset for $2 billion. The deal includes $400 million in cash, 23.1 billion in  Facebook common stock.

mark announced the news via a facebook post.

‘Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,’ said Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. ‘Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.’

In the post mark went on to say what goals they have for the Oculus rift in the future including how it could be used for more ways of communication and experience new ways of doing stuff from home.

“But this is just the start. After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face just by putting on goggles in your home.”

Oculus vr also write a blog post saying that they are pleased to announce that they are joining Facebook and explain why they are joining them.

“At first glance, it might not seem obvious why Oculus is partnering with Facebook, a company focused on connecting people, investing in internet access for the world and pushing an open computing platform. But when you consider it more carefully, we’re culturally aligned with a focus on innovating and hiring the best and brightest; we believe communication drives new platforms; we want to contribute to a more open, connected world; and we both see virtual reality as the next step”.

Oculus vr is currently are taking pre-orders for the Oculus rift development kit 2 with more than 75,000 orders already in place.


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