Home › Forums › General Discussion › Oculus accuisitioned by Facebook for 2bn This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Anonymous 4 years, 3 months ago. Author Posts March 26, 2014 at 10:32 am #9042 Anonymous I’m sure most have already heard by now but figured I’d post it here for those that haven’t. http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/25/facebook-oculus-vr-2-billion/ Palmer is answering questions on the acquisition on Reddit http://www.reddit.com/user/palmerluckey March 26, 2014 at 10:33 am #50869 Anonymous Notch has also spoken out against the move in his own way http://notch.net/2014/03/virtual-reality-is-going-to-change-the-world/ March 26, 2014 at 3:09 pm #50870 Anonymous I found this to be worth reading. http://www.raphkoster.com/2014/03/25/musings-on-the-oculus-sale/ I’m sure literally 10’s of Facebook accounts were deleted today in protest :p March 27, 2014 at 11:06 am #50871 Anonymous Carmack seems non plussed/optimistic, on Twitter he wrote: "For the record, I am coding right now, just like I was last week.I expect the FB deal will avoid several embarrassing scaling crisis for VR." "I have a deep respect for the technical scale that FB operates at. The cyberspace we want for VR will be at this scale." "I suppose I will get a FB account now, so that may lead to some writing a little longer than tweet length…" I can’t help but feel a little crushed by the acquisition, it seems so against the founding spirit of Oculus. On the flip side, VR for the masses means lots of work for me :) March 27, 2014 at 11:17 am #50872 Anonymous Facebook stock took a dip after the announcement http://www.vg247.com/2014/03/27/oculus-rift-acquisition-triggers-facebook-stock-dip/ Author Posts The forum ‘General Discussion’ is closed to new topics and replies.