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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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:31
nin
 
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:31
 nin
 

I haven't done a 180 on interest in a project this quickly since the xbone 180 was announced!


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Mar 25, 2014, 20:32
NKD
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:32
Mar 25, 2014, 20:32
NKD
 
Minecraft already works on Oculus Rift, sorry Notch.

RIP Oculus Rift.

I catch any of you fuckers buying one of these from this point forward I will make sure you know no peace on the Blue's News comments section.
Judging the health of the economy based on your 401k is like judging the quality of your furniture based on your coffin.
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:32
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:32
Mar 25, 2014, 20:32
 
oh phew! I read the title wrong and thought that the Oculus was cancelled!

(I couldn't give a rats ass about minecraft).

edit, then again - this could be really bad - I f'ing hate facebook also, and if I have to sign up to play games on the oculus, then i'm just going to have to get valve's or sony's version.

facebook is like aids.
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:33
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:33
Mar 25, 2014, 20:33
 Cutter
 
In the words of the Joker...."Commence au festivale!"
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:33
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:33
Mar 25, 2014, 20:33
 
Fuck me.

Palmer Lucky... if anyone was ever named right. Dude played it well, perfect hype, never a shipped consumer product. Bought out at a crazy high price.

It's not that it still can't work, but man this really has a chance of fucking the gamers.

“After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences,”

Please don't fuck this up.
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:34
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:34
 
ugh

from super cool to super FUCK NO
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:36
Jivaro
 
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:36
 Jivaro
 
I am perplexed why Facebook thinks this was a good way to diversify...but business at that level is beyond me so whatever.

As for the Rift itself, I don't care who owns it. I am still game.
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:36
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:36
Mar 25, 2014, 20:36
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NKD wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 20:32:
Minecraft already works on Oculus Rift, sorry Notch.

RIP Oculus Rift.

I catch any of you fuckers buying one of these from this point forward I will make sure you know no peace on the Blue's News comments section.

Why? What's your vested interest in this? Did Zuck have your family killed or something? This was never going to be more than a niche product anwyay. Granted FB will find some way to pervert it, but let the market decide. If you kicked in on the KS then demand your money back.
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:37
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:37
 
Fuck me.

Palmer Lucky... if anyone was ever named right. Dude played it well, perfect hype, never a shipped consumer product. Bought out at a crazy high price.

It's not that it still can't work, but man this really has a chance of fucking the gamers.

“After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences,” Zucky Zucks

Please don't fuck this up.
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:37
Beamer
 
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:37
 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 20:32:
Minecraft already works on Oculus Rift, sorry Notch.

RIP Oculus Rift.

I catch any of you fuckers buying one of these from this point forward I will make sure you know no peace on the Blue's News comments section.
Notch points out that it already works, he just says they won't officially support it.
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:41
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:41
 
gone from must have to ah shit.

Is it just me, or has all the cool computer stuff (capabilities, personal communication etc) over the past 30 years become monetized, tools of surveillance and utterly zero data privacy.

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Mar 25, 2014, 20:42
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:42
 
Wonder how much of that $2 Billion is NSA/US Tax money? Lol_dies
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:44
Beamer
 
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:44
 Beamer
 
Bard wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 20:41:
gone from must have to ah shit.

Is it just me, or has all the cool computer stuff (capabilities, personal communication etc) over the past 30 years become monetized, tools of surveillance and utterly zero data privacy.


But it's also all become significantly cheaper.

That said, I truly believe there's no way to monetize data with VR sets. And, if anything, I think this purchase proves it. I guess OR had a chance to be the standard and control the software, but with FB owning them I see devs very quickly trying to get a standard that supports any set regardless of manufacturer.

Again, I think ORs software is basically Glide, but we'll move to DirectX or OpenGL. But even that's not quite right because that has more to do with graphics cards, which are complicated. VR sets are more like monitors. Quick: name 3 monitor companies. You can't, because there are so many with each basically being exactly like the next. It's a total commodity, with only a few players remaining in the high end (I do love my Dell Ultrasharp IPS.)
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:46
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:46
 
I had to check the date to make sure it wasn't April 1st.
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
Mar 25, 2014, 20:48
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Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 25, 2014, 20:48
Mar 25, 2014, 20:48
 Quboid
 
I bought a DK1 on Ebay today. I decided to gamble on CV1 being released this year, which would make the DK2 overly expensive.

I will buy CV1 (Consumer Version 1), in all probability. This isn't the end of the world or the end of the Rift. I presume CV1 is continuing as planned. Unless this happened incredibly quickly, they must have known then that this take-over was on the cards when they announced the DK2 and they wouldn't do that if they weren't sure of the near future ... I hope.

I'm not sure why the idea of someone buying one of these upsets you so, NKD. I use Facebook, it's not like Al-Qaeda have bought Oculus VR.
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:49
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:49
 
Me: loads up DCS: A-10C flight sim
Oculus : new message : "A.Hole would like to view your photos"
Oculus: NSA has been notified that you are playing a Flight Sim
Oculus : AD pops ups: People that bought this game have also bought "Barbies Fun Adventure Time"
Oculus : you must watch this ad before you can land your plane.
me: MARK FUCKERBERG!!!!
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:53
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:53
 Cutter
 
So beyond a very niche market of gamers to begin with. How can they monetize this? Military? Science? Engineering? Again very niche, very specific applications.

Can you really see your average household family of four sitting around the dinner table wearing these cumbersome things on their heads?

No, as we were talking about in the other thread, I think there's something we're not seeing yet. Possible potential long term stuff with patents acquired sort of thing. Does anyone have the inside track on patents the OR team has? Because that has to be it. There's no way they'll ever make this back selling headsets. There must be a bigger, long term plan at work unless - as Beamer said- Zuck just thinks it's cool and wants it. Which really doesn't go over with public companies. And for those who missed it, correspondingly, FB lost 1.6 billion in valuation today after the announcement.

Now, if they can deliver a Gibson/Snow Crash type VR I'm in, otherwise don't waste my time.
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:54
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:54
 
What the!?

Looks like just because you are rich you think you can buy anything... now good luck in making it a better success than what it was aiming for already.
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:58
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Mar 25, 2014, 20:58
 
I wonder if Carmack negotiated an ownership percentage.
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Mar 25, 2014, 21:02
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Mar 25, 2014, 21:02
 
I wish I could shit down Zuckerfuck's hollow ripped off neck right now
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