Virtual reality company Oculus has acquired Surreal Vision, a UK company whose software can map and recreate the real world in a virtual one.
Oculus claims on its official site that “Surreal Vision is one of the top computer vision teams in the world focused on real-time 3D scene reconstruction – generating an accurate representation of the real world in the virtual world. Great scene reconstruction will enable a new level of presence and telepresence, allowing you to move around the real world and interact with real-world objects from within VR”
The acquisition of Surreal Vision will fuel Oculus’s foray into mixed reality. Mixed reality combines live, real-world content with virtualized additions.
The amount for which the company is acquired has not been revealed by either of the companies.
Oculus is a Virtual Reality products maker. Its product Oculus Rift which will be launched in 2016 has generated a lot of curiosity already.
The company was bought by Facebook in 2014.