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Facebook’s Focus On Oculus Is Bound For Success And Making History Earlier Than Expected

Facebook in 2014 took a step out of its social media space by acquiring Oculus to be its leader in the Virtual Reality market. With the huge leaps in this direction, Facebook has pooled in a great amount of monetary and non-monetary resources towards Research and Development at Oculus over time. Finally, it seems to be paying its due dividends as Oculus and its VR range are set to be sustainable and profitable for developers.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg established the number of 10 million users for a Virtual Reality Program to succeed back in 2019 at the Oculus Connect Conference as part of the Key Note Speech. He also announced the launch of the Oculus Quest headset as a new operation in the same speech. The difference between standard VR sets and the Oculus Quest revolves around Oculus being a stand alone quest system whereas other VR’s are attached to computer systems for its operation. There has been significant development in the stand alone system over the past 2 years and Facebook’s Oculus Research and Development department, also known as the Facebook Virtual Reality Labs, are at the front lines of the leaps.

Over the two years since the launch of Oculus Quest, Facebook has released Oculus Quest 2 and has been recently making runs across the globe as the prime model for a VR headset. In other words, Facebook’s all so important milestone of 10 million users might be nearer than it seems. We got a closer look at the development of the structure in a conversation with the Virtual Reality Labs’ President, Andrew Bosworth over Instagram in an Ask Me Anything session on live.

Bosworth in response to a question that inquired about the user milestone refrained from giving a definite answer rather commented such that the initial timeframe for the milestone is far from over and we are expected to complete it before that with a convincing fashion. Mark Zuckerberg made a similar statement back in January about the Oculus Quest 2 becoming the most widely used VR set. Unofficial numbers equate that around 4 million Oculus Quest 2 headsets have been shipped to the United States. With the sales of the original Oculus Quest, it can be assumed that the number would definitely hit sooner than expected and that too with a bang


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