Beijing time on July 11 morning news, Facebook hopes to promote the development of its virtual reality (VR) product Oculus by acquiring game studios and obtaining exclusive rights to the well-known game VR version. According to the US technology media The Information, Facebook plans to introduce games such as Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell to the Oculus Quest and Rift S platforms.
According to the report, Facebook's investment in this area will be less than 1 billion US dollars, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself is also involved.
Facebook acquired Oculus at $2 billion in 2014, showing support for VR. At that time, Oculus has not yet released the final product, and VR is still a medium of experimental nature. VR is becoming more common, but has not yet been the mainstream. Although the high-level of Oculus has been reorganized, several of the previous games have been successful. So, Facebook's decision to make a further bet on the VR game is not surprising.
It is not clear which games Facebook plans to acquire. An Oculus spokesperson told The Information: "We don't comment on specific partnerships, but in the next few years, we will continue to focus on expanding our content library to reach a wider audience." The VR version is not yet known. When Assassin's Creed and Cell Division were launched, it is certain that more VR games will soon support Oculus devices.