Since Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR and its Oculus Rift virtual reality device, there has been a massive backlash towards the $2 billion deal–especially from those who backed the Oculus Rift’s Kickstarter campaign.
As reported by GameNGuide , a number of people who backed the Oculus Rift are now cancelling their product orders, as a jab at Facebook and Oculus VR itself. Needless to say, complaints are everywhere about this acquisition, including Oculus Rift’s official Facebook page and Twitter .
Markus “Notch” Persson has given his two-cents on the matter by canceling a deal to bring Minecraft to the virtual reality headset. Cliff Bleszinski, the Gears of War creator, had his input on Notch’s cancellation, referring him to a “ pouty kid . ”
Even though Facebook has bought Oculus VR, a Facebook representative has assured that the company will not rebrand the Oculus Rift. Oculus VR founder Palmer Lucky also assured that the studio will remain independant.
” [Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg] does believe in our vision of virtual reality, and we’re going to continue operating independently, delivering what we’ve always wanted to deliver, ” Palmer said.
We’ll bring you more on Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR as more stories develop.
Source: GameNGuide .