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

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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RE[2]: Perspective
by minifig404 on Wed 26th Mar 2014 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Perspective"
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I don't think "Notch sums up the general response to Facebook acquiring Oculus pretty well" (nor do I think Thom can back that up). It seems to me the general sense is "huh?" most often with a dash of wait-and-see.


Would that the Ars Technica comments matched your pattern. Lots of unrest over there.

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RE[3]: Perspective
by jockm on Thu 27th Mar 2014 15:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Perspective"
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2012-12-22

Because Ars and Notch represent a consensus? Can you back that up. I have been talking to game developers I know, and listening to a broad set of opinions from a lot of sources and I personally am seeing far more wait and see (or positive) comments than I am seeing negative.

That is the problem with arguing though anecdote, there are always counter anecdote. Give it a couple of months and we will see actual data of how devs are responding.

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