Notch Softens Stance on Facebook Buying Oculus VR

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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