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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jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 03:16:
Beamer wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 22:52:
Leper wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 22:50:
So do the KS backers get a cut? I mean, it was their investment that launched this thing.

kickstarter isn't an investment, its a donation.

It's not really a just a donation, is it? They have to deliver on their promise don't they?

There is no legally binding contract or anything, if that's what you're asking... It IS a donation. Just so happens that most people treat it as a pre-order store. Plenty of KS projects have ended in people getting fucked over with no recourse.
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