Oculus Rift Ripe With $75 Million In New Round Of Fundraising

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Looking back, it seems almost adorable that we were all so impressed that the Oculus Rift whipped up $2.4 million in Kickstarter funds. This summer, Oculus raised $16 million from investors led by Spark Capital and Matrix Partners, and the company has now landed an additional $75 million in another round of funding.

The comparatively jaw-dropping $75 million fundraising effort was led by Mark Andreessen of investment firm Andreessen Horowitz, who will also join Oculus’ board of directors.

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The money will go towards commercializing the 3D virtual reality Oculus rift headset, which should give gamers everywhere sometime to get seriously excited about. Prototype versions of amazing tech all too often turn into vaporware, and judging by the impressive progress the Oculus Rift team has made in a relatively short time, this product deserves to see the light of day and populate store shelves.

These good tidings for Oculus follow the news that id Software’s legendary John Carmack was leaving his former post to join Oculus, which adds a strong gaming industry to the company’s ranks.
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cant wait to use this in Star Citizen as a pledger im getting very excited about having this for launch if not at beta!

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Jun replied on Mon, Dec 16 2013 11:14 AM

I want to get one of these, but I hope they are going to be much cheaper than the dev model. With the extra funding, they should be able to somehow keep the cost down, right?

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scolaner replied on Wed, Dec 18 2013 12:16 PM

That's typically the idea with mass production, yeah. No idea what the price tag might be on one of these puppies, though.

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