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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First off Carmack is there because he wants to be, not that he needs the dosh. And I can guarantee to that right now that someone of his stature is beholden to no one. He may have had a contract with Rage but that's why he dialed it in. He sure as shit didn't join OR for the money and he very definitely came on his own terms and can leave as such. Johnny doesn't need the money unlike most of the guys working on this. The man is simply interested in the tech, and if it doesn't pan out the way he wants you can expect and announcement he's going his own way,

Until these guys actually deliver what they promise, everything else is moot. Worst you'll see is a handful of lawsuits which OR will now happily pay off.

Otherwise wake me when they change the world, lol.
Morty: You sold a gun to a murderer so you could play video games?
Rick: Yeah, sure, I mean, if you spend all day shuffling words around, you can make anything sound bad, Morty.
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