Years ago, Oculus was the name of the most important virtual reality company in the world and synonymous with quality and immersion. However, it was acquired by Meta (formerly Facebook), who since he decided that his goal will now be the metaverse, is willing to remove the nomenclature from the map. The last victim? The app, which will be renamed.
Today, anyone who purchases a virtual reality device manufactured by Oculus must download the homonymous application, to perform the initial configuration, make changes or purchase games and applications remotely. However, according to a report from Upload VR, the Oculus app is starting to be renamed: it’s now called Meta Quest, at least on iOS. At the moment, the app retains its original name in the Android Play Store.
New Oculus app on iOS
This move marks one of the final nails in the coffin of the complete removal of the Oculus identity that Facebook initiated when it changed its name to Meta and started dealing with the metaverse. After that revelation, the company changed the name of the devices (from Oculus Quest to Meta Quest), the login logo and even the name of the accounts to log in (from Oculus account to Meta account).
Apparently, Meta simply wants to totally absorb the Oculus name so that that virtual reality company will simply be known as the Meta company that is responsible for developing products for the metaverse.
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