Facebook: We Are Not Redesigning, Rebranding Oculus Hardware

OculusRift650Someone described as a person involved in Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of immersive virtual reality technology company Oculus VR told Nick Wingfield and Vindu Goel of The New York Times that the social network plans to redesign Oculus’ hardware and rebrand it with a Facebook interface and logo, but Facebook is officially denying the report.

A Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch the report is “not true” and “not in the spirit of our relationship” with the virtual reality company.

And in announcing the acquisition Tuesday, Facebook said:

Oculus will maintain its headquarters in Irvine, Calif., and will continue development of the Oculus Rift, its groundbreaking virtual reality platform.

Readers: What other sorts of rumors have been flying around about Facebook and Oculus?

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