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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saluk wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 21:54:
I can see why facebook made this deal... I just don't understand why Oculus did. They had the vision for the VR future, I thought they wanted to take us there? Best case scenario here, the vr future arrives, and oculus lines facebook's coffers. Worst case, the oversight and attachment to a larger entity dilutes the vision and scuttles the whole thing. Someone else comes in and does VR right (it's a matter of when not if) and oculus will be a distant memory.

Oculus could have been the future facebook if they had remained independant. This feels very shortsighted. So many devs upset by the deal are abandoning their projects. When you rely on the support of the developers, you would think you would do some probing to see what kind of PR any deal would do. Trusting in VR is a big ask to begin with, and one that the team has been slowly building for a very long time. It boggles my mind that a mere 2B (less than previous facebook buys) was enough to be worth blowing all of that carefully earned trust away.

My boss at work, whom I sold on the rift by letting him try my DK1, was hoping to build a new company around the rift. He was one of the first I know of to order the DK2. He's crying in a corner now.

I understand why OR did it: Gobs of cash.

I don't understand why FB is doing it.
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