Oculus Rift Selling ‘Just Fine’ After Facebook Buyout, Company Claims
Oculus VR has claimed that sales of its second developer kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset are doing’just fine’ following news of Facebook’s $2 billion USD acquisition of the outfit. The statement was made by the company’s Community Manager on the official Oculus Rift forums in response to claims the device would ‘flop’ after the sale of the company, which was announced earlier this week.
“Just FYI: Sales of DK2 are doing fine. Thanks,” the message read.
Fan response to the buyout has been mixed at best. Many Oculus Rift supporters have expressed concern over the deal online if not outright condemning it. Of course, this isn’t respresentitive of the full VR community; VRFocus took the views of a sample of indie developers and mainly found optimism in their opinions.
Meanwhile, Oculus Rift DK2 was announced last week and put straight up for pre-order, with first shipments expected in July. VRFocus reported last week that 12.5 thousand units had been pre-ordered thus far, though there hasn’t been a post-Facebook update. VRFocus will continue to bring you all the latest on the Oculus Rift as it happens.