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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Gaining money doesn't have to have a negative impact on ethics. We'll know what the Oculus people are made of after Facebook asserts their control.

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Soulbender Member since:

Gaining money doesn't have to have a negative impact on ethics.

Actually, that seems to be the case quite often.

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jgagnon Member since:

I agree completely. Money changes people and people change companies. I'm fond of saying that a person can be smart but people are stupid. Joining Facebook may very well be the end of their "individual" intelligence.

On a side note I don't think blame is the right word for any of this. That huge sum of money that Facebook threw at Oculus could easily be a measure of success for a small company, especially if the extra resources allow them to do far more than they could have without the money. As I said before, time will tell.

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