Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg Tried Sony’s Project Morpheus Before Buying Oculus Rift For $2 Billion

Mark Zuckerberg Tried Sony’s Project Morpheus Before Buying Oculus Rift For $2 Billion

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who recently bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion, tried Sony’s Project Morpheus first, PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth revealed a talk today at Games Marketing Summit 2014, as reported by Gamespot.

“I wish he bought ours,” Longworth joked. “All the folks at Oculus have got big smiles on today,” he added, referring to the news that Facebook’s Oculus acquisition was just cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice and FTC (via Reuters).

Longworth noted that Sony is still very much excited about the impending prospect of mass market VR. “If you think about VR, not just in terms of gaming, I think wearable technology is a huge trend that’s going to continue,” he predicted. “I think that being able to have experiences that are truly deep and immersive…that it somehow makes you feel you are there…is something that people want. If you could really deliver that in the future, that would be huge.”

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