Palmer Luckey explains why Oculus joined Facebook

Last month’s news that Facebook bought startup Oculus VR for $2 billion spurred many loud and often furious reactions from gamers and especially those who participated in the project’s initial Kickstarter. If you’re among those wondering what’s next for Oculus and haven’t been convinced by the written words of founder Palmer Luckey and others, perhaps hearing them will make a difference. Reviewed.com tracked down Luckey at the PAX East event today and got him on camera talking about Oculus and Facebook. 

At CES, we got a chance to interview Palmer Luckey, the creator of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. We also gave the Rift one of our Editor’s Choice awards. The Oculus Rift was definitely one of the most impressive things we saw at the show. Today, at PAX East, we ran into Palmer again—and a lot has changed for the company in three short months. Since CES, Oculus has been incredibly busy: they worked out an acquisition deal with Facebook, who purchased the company for $2 billion. We managed to get another interview with Palmer, to discuss the buyout, what the money will allow them to do, and how he feels the Oculus plays into the future of virtual reality.

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