Facebook has acquired Oculus Rift for $2 billion

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.

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Well shieeet. The social network giant is already turning some people off Oculus Rift. For example, Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has decided to cancel Oculus support for Minecraft, basically saying that Facebook creeps him out, see below:

Here’s the full blog post by Notch. and a quote below:

…I don’t want to work with social, I want to work with games.

According to the New York Times, Facebook eventually plans to redesign the Oculus hardware and rebrand it with a Facebook interface and logo. Simply put, this acquisition means that the world of VR now definitely has a future probably filled with like and dislike buttons, timelines and other silly social networking features. Suddenly, the whole thing doesn’t really sound that appealing to me. More info through the links below:

Polygon

VG247

Facebook Newsroom

Mark Zuckerberg

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