Will virtual reality gaming take off in a big way down the road? Nobody really knows, but we are pretty sure that the folks over at Oculus VR have big plans for the world of gaming. In fact, it is said that they intend to build a MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game that will target a whopping 1 billion players – now is that being overenthusiastic, or what? Apparently, this was what CEO Brendan Iribe announced at the technology conference known as TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014.
Iribe claims that this particular VR MMO would require “a bigger network than exists in the world today,” and where else but Facebook to kick start the entire shebang? This is definitely an undertaking of mammoth proportions, where the entire user base of Facebook would be a good place to start, especially when you consider how Oculus was acquired by Facebook earlier this year to the tune of a whopping $2 billion.
However, prior to the MMO being made possible, Oculus will have to convince folks that they are actually carrying out “real” conversations with people, and this happens to be the gold standard that the company is looking into. While Oculus intends to remain committed to games, the company also wants to enjoy a vast explosion in its potential reach.