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Minecraft creator deletes Oculus Rift planning after Facebook acquisition
Minecraft creator and founder of the studio Mojang, Markus “Notch” Persson, has plans for a Oculus Rift version deleted. “Facebook creeps me out,” he gives as a reason for withdrawing from the deal. Facebook is not a game company, according to him.
Facebook Oculus Rift via Gamasutra Immediately after the announcement of the acquisition of the Oculus Rift maker by Facebook, Persson was already known to withdraw. In a blog post explains it this view. Facebook is not in his company with tech enthusiasts at heart. “Facebook cares about increasing the number of users and nothing but that,” says Persson. According to him, the company has in the past been knocked platform for the social experience, and there were games to suffer. “I do not want to work with social, I want to work with games,” he says.
“Their motives are unclear and it is not proved stable platform. Nothing in their history is that I trust them and that makes them creepy for me”, says the Mojang founder. However, he is very excited about the potential of virtual reality and sees that the combination of a social platform can be quite successful. He has invested even ten thousand dollars to the Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift, “but not to build a Facebook acquisition value.”
Facebook wants to build a new computing platform with virtual reality, where the Oculus Rift when to go help. CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes that Facebook is the basis for the successor of the current mobile version. Respectively the desktop platform and According to the CEO are Sony and Microsoft are not party to their plans Fri.
The reactions from the gaming world ranging from disbelief and critically, to praise and enthusiastic, lists on Gamasutra. John Carmack, one of the driving forces behind the development of the VR goggles, responds laconically that he must take. a Facebook account now According to him, Facebook offers a large scale with its infrastructure that virtual reality is going to get necessaryViewing:-212
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