Oculus VR Executives ‘Surprised’ By Negative Reaction to Facebook Acquisition

In an interview with Game Informer, Oculus VR vice president of product Nate Mitchell expressed his surprise to the publication about the general negative reception it received from fans concerning the acquisition by Facebook earlier this week.

"We assumed that the reaction would be negative, especially from our core community," Nate Mitchell told Game Informer. "Beyond our core community, we expected it would be positive. I don't think we expected it to be so negative."

But Mitchell says that public opinion on the deal seems to be shifting as the furor dies down.

"As people begin to digest it a bit and think about it, you can see that Twitter and Reddit is swinging back the opposite direction," said Mitchell. "The onus is on us to educate people, and we want to share everything we're doing."

Facebook announced its plans to purchase the virtual reality headset technology company for $2 billion on Tuesday.

"If we can sell hardware at almost no cost, that allows you to pack more quality and components into it," Mitchell added. "The Oculus Rift just became the 'zero compromises' product. It's the best possible thing that can happen."

Source: CVG

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