back to article Did you know there is an Oculus for Business? Make that 'was' – because Facebook has canned it after two years

Facebook – sorry, "Meta" – has used the week of its much-derided rebranding exercise to quietly retire Oculus for Business. Oculus for Business was officially launched just two years ago, but in a blog post this week, the social media empire of dubious repute announced that the business-only products were to be discontinued. …

  1. Mozzie

    Disclosure - Michael Douglas & Demi Moore, 1994

    All I can picture in my head is the Digicom VR system from this movie, only with a couple of thousand avatars able to view your intimate corporate data and Zuckerberg as the 'Angel'.

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    Agile user story

    As a fortune teller and spiritual advisor I need to engage in a Meta Quest for Business.

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  3. Chris G

    I find it quite interesting that the rosiest reports regarding VR and it's future originate for the most part from companies and organisations who make or are involved with VR.

    I am always stuck with the mental image of 'Holidays in the goo' from American Dad, I know it has a certain appeal for gamers and if good enough, I could even see it being useful for training some professions but have yet to find any use for VR that is personally appealing.

  4. MJI Silver badge

    Just point in direction of HTC

    Much better kit

  5. Grunchy Silver badge

    Because it would be too obvious if he renamed facebook as oasis and himself as halliday.

    (The oasis makes me too motion sick so I’m out regardless).

  6. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    Oh no!

    Anyway ...

  7. Ian Johnston Silver badge

    Research suggests the global market for VR hardware and software could be $57.55 billion by 2027 – up from $3.1 billion in 2019.

    I googled it. They did this "research" - using the word in a way which would make even a psychologist blush - by asking VR companies if they thought their products were any good. Amazingly, they all said "yes". This is basically the same group of people who said that Juicero and Theranos were good bets.

  8. Phones Sheridan Silver badge

    Point of No Return.

    "..the social media empire of dubious repute"

    I'm reminded of the words of Londo Mollari "The dubious part is very important. It doesn't mean anything, but it scares people every time."

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    IIRC, Oculus for Business was the only way to use a Quest 2 VR headset without needing a Facebook account.

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