Then Facebook connects Oculus to her parents. The company announced that its annual virtual reality conference Oculus Connect has been renamed “Facebook Connect” as newer users require a Facebook account to log into their Oculus devices in the future. Anyone who wants to use the Oculus headset, but doesn’t want to support Facebook’s big business, is SOL now.
The company has also completely renamed its Oculus VR division to Facebook Reality Labs. Facebook says the renaming aims to bring together Facebook’s various computing initiatives under one roof, including its Facebook portal video chat tool and Spark AR toolkit for creating camera filters. Anything that helps people feel more present to each other, though different, will now come under a new section.
Oculus is traditionally considered a “dummy” headphone because you can connect it to your computer and use it to run any application or game. In this case, it’s unclear how it would fit into the Facebook subsidiary, but we’re now looking at the plans. Oculus makes the best virtual reality headset in its class, and Facebook wants to make sure that anyone interested in using it should use its platform as well.
Finally, Facebook can put its social features into place, and like Apple or others, it charges developers for submitting their apps on Oculus and determines who can and won’t succeed. Oculus already has its own store where developers can offer apps, and Facebook is cutting sales there but has not enforced them yet.
Facebook wanted to control another platform, the smartphone, but it could never create the experience consumers wanted. The updated Android phone is a complete failure. Now try again with Oculus in the hope that virtual reality will be turned off and use all the power out there so it can chop more data and show more ads and bills to anyone who wants success. The platforms have managed to augment this strength, an issue that lawmakers are now looking for potential anti-Semitic behavior.
Another way that the Oculus link with its parent company Facebook helps it is that it will make it difficult for regulators to separate companies under a hostile regime. Experts speculate why the company has taken other similar steps, such as Facebook trying to add messaging functions to its various chat apps Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.