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No ‘Minecraft’ for Oculus Rift; Dev kills deal after Facebook buys VR developer

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Fans of the ultimate sandbox indie title Minecraft won’t see the title come to virtual reality, at least not through the lenses of the Oculus Rift, as developer Markus “Notch” Persson nixed a deal to bring the game to the hardware after reports that social media giant Facebook had acquired Oculus VR, according to a report today from GameSpot.

After the news that Facebook had bought the virtual reality hardware developer for $2 billion this afternoon, Notch took to Twitter to express his disliking for the social media site, saying he wouldn’t be working with them to bring Minecraft to the Oculus hardware.

“We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out,” Notch said.

Somewhat a surprise to many, the announcement has at least one developer joking about buying back Oculus VR from Facebook. You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.

The announcement also comes on the heels of Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter calling Sony’s venture into the virtual reality arena a “really bad idea” for the PlayStation platform creator.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.


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