Oculus gets $ 75 million to make consumer version VR goggles

Dec

13

2013

Oculus gets $ 75 million to make consumer version VR goggles

Oculus VR, the company behind the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, has raised $ 75 million in a second round of investment. It wants to use the money to spend. Consumer version on the market Oculus took earlier $ 16 million on.

The largest contribution in the second round of investment came from Andreessen Horowitz investor. Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape and the driving force behind the investment, is a member of the supervisory board of Oculus VR. The company behind Oculus Rift wants to use the money to spend. Consumer version of the VR headset on the market The investment Oculus VR may be able to pay the dozens of staff who is still searching .

In June, took the company into an initial investment already $ 16 million. Oculus took rather more than $ 2 million through Kickstarter. Moreover, the company earned money selling development kits. Of these, since the end of the Kickstarter campaign, more than 30,000 copies sold for $ 300 each.

Oculus has not yet announced when it brings the consumer version of the headset on the market and what it will cost. The company hopes that the consumer version can display image, just as the trial version is displayed at fairs. 1080p The image should at least be better than that of the development kit, that image at a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels display. In November, John Carmack, was a former technical director of id Software, known that he is leaving to devote himself to his new job as chief technological officer at Oculus VR. fully the company he helped to establish,

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