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, 21:53
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HorrorScope wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 21:46:
Here is all that needs to happen: It has to be good. Be priced reasonably. And have game support like we were thinking.

The end.

If that doesn't happen, Facebook fucked it up in the court of public opinion.

Pretty much!

I have to say, Palmer Lucky is making a lot of promises on Reddit. Blowing smoke up our asses is obviously a large part of it but he's being very specific and if he's lying, he's going balls out and will never be taken seriously again. But then, perhaps he doesn't care.

This deal specifically lets us greatly lower the price of the Rift.

We promise we won't change. If anything, our hardware and software will get even more open, and Facebook is onboard with that.
- A bit contradictory but I see what he means.

Because this is about the best possible outcome for the future of virtual reality, not my wallet.
- Pull the other one mate.

We defined the milestones. They are exactly in line with our prior plans.
- That's very good. I don't want the CV1 to be overhauled unless they absolutely need to.

We have not gotten into all the details yet, but a lot of the news is coming.
- I await this with interest.

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