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Following the news that Facebook is buying Oculus comes word that Notch, creator of the wildly popular sandbox game Minecraft has cancelled the official version of Minecraft for Oculus Rift.
For the very reason that Facebook has bought Oculus, Minecraft will never see an official release of the game that is compatible with the Oculus Rift. Notch having stated that “Facebook creeps [him] out” and how Facebook doesn’t care about their users other than if they’re getting more users are some of the reasons why he personally pulled the plug on the project.
Thankfully, the project was just in preliminary talks and given the nature of Minecraft there are mods out there that make it Rift-compatible, they’re just not official.
FarmVille for Oculus Rift
Here’s one that came out of nowhere. Today, Facebook has announced that they’re going to buy Oculus for a cool $2 billion. You read that right: Facebook is going to buy the company behind one of the most promising virtual reality headsets we’ve seen to date.
The press release states that while gaming is the primary focus for the headset, several other groups are experimenting with VR in other applications with Facebook joining them. It also states that they believe VR might just emerge as the next social media platform with Mark Zuckerberg stating that “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”
The deal will be made up of about $400 million in cash and 23 million shares in Facebook stock, roughly worth $1.6 billion. The deal is expected to close in Q2 2014. And don’t worry; Oculus will still continue to work on their Rift headset.
Source: Facebook Newsroom