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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GL1zdA wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 08:42:
I don't get it. Why can't Oculus VR do a great gaming device after being bought by Facebook?

Being a part of a large conglomerate has a way of fucking up your priorities. For one thing, becoming a millionaire overnight could throw a dent into your work habbits. Im sure they will bring out a product at some point, but it might not be the product many of us are/were hoping for.

An example: I want a full 6DOF Oculus rift that supports a high enough native resolution so I can consistently use it with my flight simulator of choice (flight sims by definition 'need' a high res display for easier instrument reading/bogey tracking etc.)

The managers at Facebook could decide to bring us a low res cheap version of the Rift, that doesnt feature full 6DOF.

This comment was edited on Mar 26, 2014, 10:47.
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