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 27, 2014, 07:38:
Cliffy on Oculus Acquisition:
http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/post/80832803371

He makes decent points, though bringing up the Instagram buyout and saying "See? That worked fine! Oculus will work just fine too!" is laughable. Instagram was in many ways a refined version of Facebook. What exactly do Facebook and Oculus have in common?

And Multi-billion users interested in the Oculus? Yes, because the large majority of Facebook's users are the kind of people who are going to be sitting around with a VR helmet on their face. Rolleyes

More amazing was how he managed to stay away from his usual arrogant piece of shit self until the very last paragraph. Yes, cliffyb, I'm sure Notch is EXTREMELY worried about what your irrelevant ass thinks of him. Hypocrit.

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