People have been amped up for the Oculus Rift since it first sprang onto the scene, and while we we’re getting closer to a wide release, we we’re hit with a drastic change today. The Oculus Rift has been sold, and it’s gone to the last company you would ever expect to buy it. Ready to find out what Facebook will do with the Rift?
If you’re groaning and pulling your hair out after reading the paragraph above, we’re right there with you. It’s a move that nobody saw coming, and needless to say, it’s pissed off quite a few people and confused countless others. If you’re wondering what Zuckerberg had to say on the merger, wonder no more…
This is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.
That’s just a small excerpt from Zuckerberg’s post of Facebook, the entirety can be read here. Gaming is mentioned, but it’s not the type of post that’s going to make you feel better if you anticipating the Rift. We’re not happy with the decision, and we’re not the only ones as pre-orders are being cancelled and developers are hesitant including one big name that announced that he’s parting ways with the Oculus after the announcement. That developer is known as Notch, and you may have played his popular game… Minecraft.
While it’s hard to blame the guys behind the Rift for taking $2 billion in cash & stocks, it’s definitely news that’s made a lot of gamers cringe as not everyone is a fan of Facebook. Stay tuned, as we expect to hear a whole lot more about this throughout the week.