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Oculus VR's cross-buy strategy main goal: Facebook platform lock-in

https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/14/oculus-vrs-cross-buy-strategy-main-goal-facebook-platform-lock-in/
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Apr 14, 2019 6:34 AM 1+ week ago

Oculus VRs cross-buy strategy main goal: Facebook platform lock-in

In case you are unfamiliar with the concept, "customer lock-in" is an economics idea that "makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs."

With the standalone Oculus Quest, Facebook is funding Oculus Studios projects for both Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift and enabling cross-buy between them. For people who own both an Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest, this means the same Facebook-funded title should be playable on either headset with a single purchase. Third-party studios not funded by Oculus can also opt into the feature should they so choose.

It makes sense strategically -- the move is a good one short-term for people buying any of Facebook's low-cost headsets. If you're an Oculus Rift owner today, for example, and you've purchased Apex Construct you should find the game ...

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