Facebook acquired Oculus, entered the field of virtual reality, and set off a global science and technology market for a new round of virtual reality, unfortunately, Oculus's two founders later poor outcome, which co-founder Luoji (Palmer Luckey )already left the job. Recently, he said he was interested in the acquisition of Taiwan's HTC virtual reality business, and seek external advice.
Oculus later virtual reality business, the development of Facebook was disappointed. According to the agency statistics, in the three external helmet manufacturers, Oculus sales of the lowest, ranking the countdown, the other Luoji and Silicon Valley technology industry out of tune, open support Trump, which Oculus many third-party developers openly resist.
In addition, Rocky contradictory, Oculus helmet pricing high violation of their original commitment, causing enthusiasts dissatisfaction. Oculus announced a price cut, but missed the best time to sell.
In bad performance and outside pressure, Rocky was forced to resign from Oculus. Oculus's other co-founders have also been downgraded. Subsequently, Facebook from China millet company hired international business vice president of Bala, let him responsible for Oculus, including virtual reality business.
Recently, according to Bloomberg reported that Taiwan's HTC company ready to transfer virtual reality business or the entire company, the company has long-term partners and Google had negotiations. Allegedly, because the smart phone business and virtual reality business distance, so HTC may split the two major forms of business outside the transfer, or to seek external large shareholders to enter.
In social networking Twitter as well as social news site Reddit, Rocky launched a topic and related discussions. He said, please talk about whether they should buy HTC's Vive virtual reality business. Roach also added that he wanted to buy is not a simple virtual reality helmet business, but the entire VR sub-business.
In the twentieth of the polls, more than half of the users that he should buy HTC's VR business.
Of course, there are some users suspected Luoji released such a topic, whether it has been seriously considered.
It is unclear whether Roche has been in contact with HTC.
That year, Facebook spent $ 2 billion acquisition of Oculus company, Rocky may have a certain economic capacity to acquire HTC business.
HTC transfer business news to the technology industry is very shocked. Because HTC executives said before, very optimistic about the virtual reality market, in addition to investing resources R & D helmet hardware, HTC also take the initiative to build VR content ecosystem, set up a new company accelerator, in addition to third-party developers to provide various help.
But had a hot reality in 2016, and now has cooled down quickly. The current virtual reality helmet, poor user experience, the use of cumbersome (the use of redundant cable to connect an external computer), expensive, more than 100 million sets of total sales to the industry very disappointed.
Facebook's attitude towards virtual reality has also changed dramatically. Although the company set off this VR trend, but in the 2017 global development conference, Facebook with more time to tell the reality and development plans.
Apple has also vigorously developed to enhance the reality, has launched the development tool ARKit, this week, Google is also to enhance the reality of the development platform for re-packaging, launched a similar Apple development tools, the purpose is to provide AR mobile phone application features The
For the VR market, many industry pointed out that Qualcomm, Google and other companies are developing one machine helmet may be the last self-help opportunities, only the use of good experience, the price of hundreds of dollars (helmet and processing equipment, display equipment integration) , It is possible to stimulate the sales of VR equipment.