After today’s surprise announcement that Facebook will be acquiring the new and upcoming Oculus VR company for a cool $2 billion, which have been developing the new Oculus Rift headset since launching a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Markus “Notch” Persson creator of Minecraft has today announced that his company will no longer be developing a game for the Oculus Rift headset now that is being purchased by Facebook.
Persson explained “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus,” he tweeted. “I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.”
However other games currently in development for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset seem to still be on board even after the acquisition by Facebook. David Reid, CCP Games’ CMO who are developing the highly anticipated EVE: Valkyrie game for Oculus Rift explains:
“We’re very excited for our friends and colleagues at Oculus,”-”We share their vision about the future of VR and gaming and are looking forward to participating in the consumer launch of the Oculus Rift with EVE: Valkyrie.”
Over the coming months it will be interesting to see how Facebook develops the new virtual reality technology and uses its current customer user base to bring VR into homes worldwide. In response to the announcement Persson has posted a lengthy explanation of his issues with Facebook.