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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Oculus Talks About Building an MMO with 1bn Users

So, yeah. That's a thing that was said. Which promptly elicited the response 'R U High Bro?' from me. In fairness the CEO of Oculus Brendan Iribe did mention that this would require a larger network than currently exists. Humble beginnings huh?

There are two things about what he also said which was that they are still focused on games but they want to ensure that users felt like they were having 'real conversations with real people'. This worries me because it sounds exactly like Facebook. "Why write on someone's wall when you can visit them in their home right now".

Maybe I am overly sceptical on that point, but wait! There's more! 'Oculus will remain committed to games but we don't want to limit it's potential'. I see, because games are so limiting.  Multi billion dollar industry is so last year. You know what's cool? Social media.  All the cool kids are doing it.

And the last minor gripe: "Do you want to build a platform that has a billion users on it, or only 10, 20, or 50 million?" C'mon now. At this point they are pretty much quoting Justin Timberlake from the Facebook movie but replacing 'dollars' with 'users' (you say tomato....). 

A million users isn't cool.  You know what's cool?...
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