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1337bignose Mar 25, 2014 @ 8:08pm
Facebook eat the Oculus VR

now what's different?

maybe facebook trying management intervention to oculus VR few years later.

or there's add more advertise contractual terms.. just i think so.
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TrØguÆ12 Mar 25, 2014 @ 9:33pm 
I heard this before. It made me sad.
Notch just nuked minecraft VR because of this.
Alanir Alonedaw Mar 26, 2014 @ 2:58am 
Nothing to worry while Carmack in OR. If he will quit then it means that OR wouldn't be created for games, but for social networks.
TrØguÆ12 Mar 26, 2014 @ 2:59am 
I was actually going to buy a dev kit 2 as well, but now i doubt i will.
1337bignose Mar 26, 2014 @ 3:08am 
in technically.. there's no problmes.

but i'm worry about, facebook's stock holders seems not allow about this things..
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TrØguÆ12 Mar 26, 2014 @ 3:57am 
Yeah, but each party isn't enthralled by this decision.
i just can't stop thinking about how there going to advertise with it, or stop third party things like vorpX from working.
DATASTORM Mar 26, 2014 @ 4:17am 
I wonder if the open exchange of information between Valve and Oculus will stop now.
TrØguÆ12 Mar 26, 2014 @ 6:35am 
That's my biggest fear.
It might make developing for the rift hard or expensive.
i guess we can only wait and see what happens.
on the bright side though, many people will know what a Oculus Rift is and not look at me like a retard when i explain it to them.
DATASTORM Mar 26, 2014 @ 9:12am 
Yea, this is good for VR in general but games will be brushed aside in favour of social experiences. I just wish Valve had bought them instead.
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1337bignose Mar 26, 2014 @ 9:21am 
Zuckerberg: There might be advertisements (29:15)

The direct quote:

Zuck: "We're clearly not a hardware company. We're not gonna try to make a profit off of the devices long term. We view this as a software and services thing, where if we can make it so that this becomes a network where people can be communicating and buying things and virtual goods, and there might be advertising in the world, but we need to figure that out down the line."
[TSOps] mkalte Mar 26, 2014 @ 1:22pm 
Hmm. when i woke up this morning and read the mail i first was like "Holy♥♥♥♥♥♥NOOO".
But I started to think, and i have an opinoin now, and let me tell it to you.

Think of this: I(and maybe you) want VR to be availbe in the local hardware-stores, like consoles are it since years. And to do that, you need a budged to create Rifts before selling them. And even if 65million sounds much (it is!), that is to less to deliver VR to the whole world. So that is the best chance OculusVR gets to bring VR to the consumers.
And even I, who will never create a facebook-account, can see the need of investors. And as many people say: If it wouldnt have been Facebook, it would have been Google or Microsoft, what not have been better. So dont see only the bad thinks. Read what Palmer said about the relationship between OVR and Facebook. Read the news and wait. Noone knows what will happen now, and to cancel your order of the DK2 or blaming oculus and facebook is the wrong way.

Also, with the new money they can build the best VR possible, and if that isn't enought: they can build it cheap.

Soo that is my opinion at the moment.
Qwahzi Mar 26, 2014 @ 4:54pm 
I'm actually excited for this acquistion. VR is going big.
1337bignose Mar 26, 2014 @ 7:05pm 
I know Oculus is not being 'Facehugger'.

but facebook is not charity company, sometimes.. occulus will pay(for the something) as much as $2 billion.
Last edited by 1337bignose; Mar 26, 2014 @ 7:06pm
TrØguÆ12 Mar 26, 2014 @ 8:02pm 
I just wonder how they make profit of it BESIDES sales.
Enclave Soldier Mar 27, 2014 @ 6:11am 
You gotta really feel for those people who parted with their money to fund Oculus Rift through Kickstarter. Lesson learned hopefully.
Last edited by Enclave Soldier; Mar 27, 2014 @ 6:41am
:(){ :|:& };: Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:20am 
sign my petition to have valve take control of oculus rift to save it from facebook. the creator of minecraft has already cancelled the oculus rift version of minecraft because of Facebook
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Date Posted: Mar 25, 2014 @ 8:08pm
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