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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NKD wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 07:25:
Facebook as a social media website isn't going to last forever. They are going to be gobbling up tech left and right so they have contingency plan after contingency plan and a diverse portfolio of patents, intellectual properties, and tech platforms.

Pretty much this. Facebook doesn't want to be the next Myspace. Although with their popularity dropping already it's very possible they will bring Oculus and whatever else down with them.

Here's an interesting development. The CEO of Razer tweeted notch earlier.
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