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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Mar 26, 2014, 19:29
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 19:29
Mar 26, 2014, 19:29
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Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 19:17:
2 billion?! For a company that has almost no assets and has shipped not one single retail product? Then again didn't he just pay 15 billion for a friken messenger app, tech companies are way over valued.

Don't really get the hate on this purchase. If VR is something you want, then having Zuckerbergs money behind it is what's going to take it to the next level. I'm skeptical VR can go mainstream but Zuckerbergs obviously betting on it. Notch is an idiot, WTF does a VR headset have to do with Facebook other then being owned by the same person. He's just jumping on the hate Facebook bandwagon because it's the trendy thing to do these days, eh fellow Bluesers?

That messaging app is pretty damn easy to justify.
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