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, 20:11
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 20:11
Mar 26, 2014, 20:11
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Prez wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 19:56:
Also the idea, Facebook's dystopian future if you will, is that everybody will be wearing one and what you look like physically is no longer relevant. Three Likes for Emperor Zuckerberg! Like! Like! Like!
I envinsion somnething eerily similar to what you described and it's exactly why I am uncomfortable with the idea! And since my gaming is done in a room in my house where people tend to gather, I will be seen. My wife already views me as an overgrown socially maladjusted child - if she sees me with one of these on my head she might flip out!

It's not just that you'd be seen, it's that you'd be 100% walling yourself off. You'd be cutting every single sense out. Well, I guess not every single one, but the two main ones.

Right now you just focus away from them, but you still hear them, can still easily see them, and still pay some attention to them. You can game and be social at the same time.

Not with VR headsets.
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