Oculus, Zuckerberg said, will concentrate on immersive games to begin with.
“After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences,” Zuckerberg said. He continues:
“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.
“This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”
Oculus for its part is a pretty new company. According to Crunch Base, which keeps tabs on technology firms, Oculus was founded in July 2012. In September 2012, the company raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter to make an immersive virtual reality headset for video games.
In a statement Tuesday, the company acknowledged: “We’ve come a long way in the last 18 months: from foam core prototypes built in a garage to an incredible community of active and talented developers with more than 75,000 development kits ordered.”