Facebook Acquisition Of Oculus Causes Rift With Minecraft Creator


Facebook and Minecraft

Facebook’s $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is having an unforeseen implication for Minecraft players. Just hours after the buyout was announced, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson took to Twitter where he condemned the move.

In August Notch said he was “VERY excited” for the potential of bringing the Oculus Rift to his popular game. Following the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR he tweeted:

So what creeps Persson out about Facebook? He doesn’t actually give a reason in his Tweet.

The tweet was posted at approximately 5:30pm Central time and Notch has yet to respond to further inquiries. Since being posted the message has received 6,431 retweets and 3,502 favorites.

Minecraft players were quick to chime in on the situation:

https://twitter.com/finchlynch/status/448587027554893824

https://twitter.com/aaronlammer/status/448587498235904000

In general Twitter users joked about the tweet and through their full support behind Minecraft’s creator, as they have on many other occasions.

SEE ALSO: Facebook Acquiring Oculus VR For $2 Billion

Love it or hate it, Facebook and Oculus VR have formed a long-lasting union that for better or worse is moving full speed ahead.

 


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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