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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Quboid wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 21:20:
Right now, my biggest concern is that an over-reaction will kill off more potential content. It's disappointing but it's only Facebook and perhaps more importantly, it's only Oculus. If the Rift proves that we can now do VR, other options will appear. Most of them will suck but I expect some will be better than the Rift.

Palmer Lucky has posted quite a bit on Reddit and makes some interesting claims:

You think it's as simple as this?

Mark: Hey Palmer, when you gonna be done? I wants to play Terraria my VR!!!111
Palmer: Well, we're at least two years away, and Terraria is even further out b/c we don't have the resource to support indies.
Mark: TWO YEARS??! WTF, Palmer? Well, how much money would it take to get the whole thing done in a year, including support for Terrariaz?
Palmer (joking): I dunno, two billion dollars?
Mark: DONE!
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