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What Facebook’s VR acquisitions tell us about its future

Facebook's Oculus Quest and Rift S virtual reality headsets.
The Oculus Quest and Rift S virtual reality headsets.
  • Jasmine Teng
By Jasmine Teng

Associate membership editor

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Facebook’s quest for the metaverse started in 2014, when it bought Oculus (a name it recently discarded) for $2 billion. Since then, it’s made numerous VR acquisitions: Just one day after it rebranded to Meta, the company announced it was buying the VR workout app Supernatural.

A close look at Facebook’s slew of acquisitions hints at what the company thinks the future of VR will look like.

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