Meta’s Oculus Rift VR
- Product Type: Virtual Reality Headset
Formerly known as just Facebook, the company recently decided to form a parent company all their platforms would fall under called Meta. Initially, they hoped to add major virtual reality technology to the growing corporation. Oculus began as an independent company in 2011 and was purchased by Meta in 2014 for a total of $2 billion. The Rift tech was designed by Palmer Luckey, but John Carmack (then working with ID Software) used his own software to make it work when it was shown to the world. However, after Meta purchased the company overall, ID Software’s parent company ZeniMax Media, presented a lawsuit against Meta. Claiming the device was made while Carmack still worked for them. A court partially agreed and Meta paid $500 million. Pretty much since this took place, Meta discontinued the Oculus.