Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

August 18, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Minecraft creator and Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson has softened his stance on Facebook buying Oculus. In a tweet Friday Persson said that he's no longer angry that Facebook acquired the virtual reality hardware company. On Monday Oculus' Chief Technical Officer John Carmack responded to Persson's tweet offering to help port MineCraft to the Rift. Where the conversation went from there is unknown.

"And about now I'm officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus," Persson tweeted on Friday. "I'm upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead."

Today, Carmack replied to Persson's tweet while mentioning Oculus' Chief Executive Officer Brendan Iribe as well.

"Say the word, ship the source, and I'll make sure it runs well on you-know-what…" he said.

When asked if this means Minecraft will get Rift support, Persson said that it's up to the Minecraft development team. Persson handed over the ongoing development of the game a long time ago.

Back in March after Facebook announced that it will acquire Oculus VR for $2 billion, Persson announced that he had canceled a deal to bring a version of Minecraft to Oculus Rift. He later said that he did this because "Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts" and that it only cared about building its user numbers.

Source: GameSpot


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Re: Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

Meh, Notch is an asshole, the Oculus rift is a waste of money.. 

Re: Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

What exactly makes it a waste of money?

Re: Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

I think how developers felt about Facebook buying the Rift is almost like how customers who are extreme fans of studios feel when EA buys up one of there favorite companies.

At this point its going to be very hard to see the Elder Scrolls on the Rift now Facebook is involved. The Rift is most likely the best place in the world the Elder Scrolls needs to go.

Re: Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

The only thing that facebook really changed for the Rift team is giving them more funding.

Re: Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

And as long as they are doing just that, there won't be a problem. People are just worried/freaking out about what would happen if they tried to do 'more'.

 

Personally? As long as I don't need a FB account for it at any point, whether at purchase, or software downloads, or updates, I'll be perfectly fine.

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Re: Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

it seems like Facebook is spending way more money on Rift then I ever thought they would.

 
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