Facebook VR ads face massive hurdle as review bombing begins

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Not even a week after the announcement, the participating game developer has backed out. Less than one week after announcing the testing of Facebook VR ads on its Oculus platform, a major roadblock has already revealed itself. This started with considerable backlash among Oculus virtual reality headset users. The game developer that agreed to participate in the Facebook VR ads testing has decided to withdraw from the trial. This occurred when players of the game Blaston would see tests of advertising and responded by review bombing the game. Review bombing…

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Facebook testing ads on Oculus virtual reality headsets

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The social network has started displaying ads for the VR device wearer to see. Facebook has started displaying ads in its Oculus virtual reality headsets, even though Palmer Luckey has previously said the company would never take that step. The company referred to the newly displayed ads on the VR wearables as an experiment. The social network has specified that this experiment is exclusive to a single game, called Balston, in which the ads will start appearing. However, it also stated that other developers will begin to roll out similar…

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Facebook unveils the Infinite Office VR platform

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The social media company is trying to sell the idea of productivity through a virtual experience. Facebook has unveiled a new VR platform in its lineup called Infinite Office. The concept may be well timed, considering the number of companies that have their employees working from home due to the pandemic. Moreover, many are now wondering if they can reduce or even eliminate their need for physical office space. Virtual reality has been strongly linked to entertainment and highly technical experiences. Facebook is aiming to use Infinite Office to help…

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New Facebook Horizon VR social platform begins user testing

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The tech giant views virtual reality as the future of digital interaction that aligns smoothly with its platform. Facebook views its Horizon VR social media platform as the future of social media interaction. This is a space the company is seeking to lead in order to keep hold of its position at the top of its category as it evolves. After acquiring a number of leading virtual reality game developers, the company pushed the tech forward. The virtual reality game developers are all being integrated into Facebook’s own Oculus virtual…

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Virtual Reality Facebook OS could help the platform skip Google and Android

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The social network giant is reportedly working on developing its own operating system. A new Facebook OS is currently in development, according to a report from The Information. Should this operating system be successful, it could help the social network firm to step away from its dependence on Google and Android. The operating system is reportedly in development to support its movements in virtual reality. At the moment the company doesn’t have its own virtual reality Facebook OS. Therefore, its Oculus VR headsets and Portal smart displays operate on an…

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