has a follow-up to the news
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is involved in the Nimble America social media
campaign supporting presidential candidate Donald Trump. They report that some
developers are cancelling Oculus Rift support, and others are reconsidering
their interest in supporting the headsets. Online statements from
and email contacts with a couple of other developers use terms like racism
and hate speech as reasons for changes of heart about the platform.
The article also speculates that other developers may be tempted to follow suit,
but are reliant on Oculus support to continue development.
covers the same topic, noting that Fez developer Polytron has
also chimed in. Ars points out that "there's no sign yet that
developers are turning away from their association with Oculus en masse," and also note that not all of the games involved in this discussion were actually
suited to VR in the first place. They also touch on Twitter buzz
from consumers threatening boycotts. Update:
Facebook update by Palmer Luckey
) says he contributed $10,000 to Nimble America, but he is not the
author of the "NimbleRichMan" posts, and that as a libertarian, he plans on
voting for Gary Johnson.