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Facebook reportedly looked into buying engine firm Unity

Facebook reportedly looked into buying engine firm Unity

Facebook considered buying game engine maker Unity Technologies back in 2015, according to claims made in a new book.

Called ‘The History of the Future’ by Blake Harris, the book tells the story of how virtual reality firm Oculus was founded and how the company, Facebook and the broader VR sector have evolved the technology into a multi-billion dollar industry.

Signalling support

As reported by TechCrunch, an email allegedly from Mark Zuckerberg in June 22nd 2015 to then Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and other execs reveals his interest in acquiring Unity.

This was just a year after Facebook had bought Oculus for $3 billion (at the time widely reported as $2bn).

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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