Oculus Rift Backers Cancel their Orders

Oculus Rift Backers Cancel their Orders

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 .

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