Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Mar 2014 14:58 UTC

Notch was working with the Oculus team to bring Minecraft to the Rift - and then the Facebook news hit. He immediately cancelled the project.

I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook. Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven’t historically been a stable platform. There’s nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me.

And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.

It seems like Notch sums up the general response to Facebook acquiring Oculus pretty well.

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Agreed. But killing the project would be a pretty poor investment for the money spent. I suspect their investment arm is thinking long term, though it seems at great odds for the technical arm to live up to the promise. More than likely Facebook with turn the Oculus into something specialized for their tech. In any event it will no longer serve as a beacon for VR fans.

Edited 2014-03-26 18:21 UTC

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