Oculus Wants To Create Largest MMO Ever With 1 Billion Persons In VR

Having full access to the entire Facebook network has increased Oculus VR's ambitions and now they want to create the world's largest MMO with more than one billion players connected through a VR world.

"We know with Oculus, with a virtual world, if you're putting on this pair of glasses and you're gonna be face-to-face communicating with people, you're gonna be jumping in and out of this new set of virtual worlds, this is gonna be the largest MMO ever made," Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told the audience at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference.

"This is gonna be an MMO where we want to put a billion people in VR. And a billion person virtual world MMO is gonna require a bigger network than exists today. Why not start with Facebook and their infrastructure, and their team and their talent that they've built up?"

Iribe also admitted that the Facebook acquisition has shifted the company's focus away from gaming. In the end it boiled down to one question: Should Oculus Rift be Gameboy or iPhone?

"Do you want to be a platform that has a billion users on it, or 10, 20 or 50 million?" Iribe asked the audience. "In terms of content, for game developers, they're going to have a lot more success shipping into an ecosystem that has a billion users rather than one that has 50 or 100 million users."

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We all wanted Oculus to

We all wanted Oculus to change gaming... instead now they, literally, have chance to change the world. Kinda sucks for gamers, but an opportunity I don't think any us would have passed on - no matter how 'I'd never sell out, man' we pose to be. Calling it an MMO make it sound like its going to be a game... it's not. It's going to be much bigger than that. It's going to be a virtual world, where you can play games if you want.

There's facebooks money and

There's facebooks money and influence ruining everything as everyone who likes oculus feared. Why make an MMO, the one thing people ever wanted from you was a proper VR headset that doesn't require you to sell a kidney so you can afford it.

Gameboy or iPhone?

Both = lose. The question is, if you want to win, should Oculus be Windows or Android? Or maybe Linux? 1 billion people aren't gonna be playing your VR games with your goofy VR headsets on any time soon so don't get you hopes up. That's 1/7th of the entire world.

Read the fiction book "Ready

Read the fiction book "Ready Player One" it explains all that Oculus wants...and has ever wanted. The book is mentioned numerous times in posting from/about Palmer and even John. Could billions of people have VR headset... absolutely. Not at $300 though, but $300 is the hardcore gamer price... once you bring in Facebook and potential advertising $$. The real $$$$ to be made is not selling hardware. With advertising in place, they could basically give away headsets. The new virtual world will always be free for people to use.. no subscriptions.... because if you do read Ready Player One - it's all about trying to stop a money hunger 'evil' company from owner the free VR world and charging users for it. Fortunately I think everybody at Oculus can see the potential irony of developing the technology and then becoming that evil company, and will not let that happen. They want a free world for all, with virtual schools, other worlds to explore, and yes...even games. If being bought by Facebook (which I personally don't like) means a better future VR world, that will mean more and better hardcore games for us. We just won't be a part of that special VR user club anymore... the sameway that we're not a part of a special 'computer' club anymore. Everybody has computers, but not everybody uses them as 'hardcore' gaming machines. Sidenote: yes, I own a dev kit 1. Anybody who knocks VR without actually trying it cannot see the future coming. Even at current crappy low res.... I now have actual memories of being inside City 17 from HL2 and the asylum from Outlast. Understand that... not memories of playing the game, but memories of being there. Nothing else even comes close. VR is the future. I suggest that we embrace it.

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Well whatever kind of boner I had for the Oculus it is officially soft. Basically if you read between the lines a bit they just came out and said "We want to make the latest kind of SnapChat", the fact that they said they aren't focusing on games anymore is literally the biggest slap to the face in history since when they were a meager kickstarter success they told everyone "This will be for games and it'll be great!" Total Utter Bullshit. Thank you Facebook for ruining another potentially great technology.

Man what a dream! 1 billion

Man what a dream! 1 billion users...and a what...$350 price tag per unit... should net Oculus $350 000 000 000.00 I mean come on! really!?!?! I can't see anyone other then a hardcore gamer spending money like that on what amounts to a fancy gadget. I have already turned my attention to True Player Gear's Totem VR. I just hope the claims they are making come though. I need to see a working demo. As for Oculus good luck to you, but you wont be getting my money! So...so sad for the Rift, but I just cant see it working with casual gamers/people unless they plan to make a version for under $100. Should have stuck with what the hardcore games want, and (if I'm not being to bold) I will speak for them all and say "NO FACEBOOK AND NONE OF THIS CRAP THAT IS COMING WITH IT! "

You're using the sdk 2 price

You're using the sdk 2 price as a base. As they refine the tech they put into it and produce a consumer model it might get a bit more expensive. With that said getting several factories mass producing the final version may also drive down the cost. I'd say it'll be around $300 in the end.

There will be a craze about

There will be a craze about VR, understand the concept or not, it will happen. But to claim that 1 billion of people on this forsaken planet will plug to a virtual portal with a vr on their head is just non-sense. It makes Oculus VR, unfortunately, moving toward mainstream facebook aunt, instead of hardcore gaming like it was suppose to. They've had their support from gamers, not facebook users. With this bold software claim, the Rift team is looking more and more like a software developers than a hardware developers, which makes us wonder if they really care about releasing their amazing VR soon or if they rather like to put emphasis themselves on software instead. I thought the plan was to make a VR, and developers would make games on their side. Palmer? What the **** are you doing? It's been two years and I still don't have my fucking vr!!! And I don't give a damn about facebook, I log there 3 times a year and I don't care about a giant virtual space to gather all my information to facebook about what I'm doing on my PC, I WANT TO PLAY GAMES, SIMPLY. Concentrate on the hardware and sell it while it's still hot.

Nooooooo! (again)

And there it is... Facebook's true intention. Logg in with facebook to play.. geh. This sounds like what we all feared when Facebook bought Oculus. Mr. Iribe, keep your billion users. I do not want any interaction with any of them. If this is the path Oculus is heading, then I'm going to wait for one of your competitors to release theirs.

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