Facebook is planning to sell its minority stake to an investor group, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The deal could be announced as early as the end of the year, the person said.
The Facebook chief executive and the group’s investors will share the profits.
Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR is the latest step in a decade-long expansion of its gaming business.
Last year, it bought stakes in Zynga and Zyngas parent, the social-gaming company Zyngaa.
The move was made to compete with other gaming companies that are making deep bets on video games, and to compete more directly with video games that are not yet available.
The acquisition of Facebook could give Oculus VR access to a huge pool of money that could help the company to scale its business.
Oculus VR has made a lot of money in the past, and Facebook has said it plans more money in its acquisition of the social network.
Facebook shares fell 1.3% to $79.10 after the news was published.
The company said it was still reviewing the news.
Oculus VR’s stock has risen about 35% in the last two years, and it is valued at about $2 billion.