Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled

Facebook has acquired Oculus, paying a reported $2 billion for the virtual reality startup, which Forbes says is $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook stock, and the deal includes another potential $300 in incentives. "Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement. "Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate." There's some immediate fallout from this as Markus "notch" Persson tweets (thanks nin via Joystiq) that this has ended the possibility of an Oculus version of Minecraft: "We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out."
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:48
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:48
Mar 25, 2014, 20:48
 Quboid
 
I bought a DK1 on Ebay today. I decided to gamble on CV1 being released this year, which would make the DK2 overly expensive.

I will buy CV1 (Consumer Version 1), in all probability. This isn't the end of the world or the end of the Rift. I presume CV1 is continuing as planned. Unless this happened incredibly quickly, they must have known then that this take-over was on the cards when they announced the DK2 and they wouldn't do that if they weren't sure of the near future ... I hope.

I'm not sure why the idea of someone buying one of these upsets you so, NKD. I use Facebook, it's not like Al-Qaeda have bought Oculus VR.
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