“We’re looking forward to an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate,” a common statement of the two companies says.
Let’s recall that this deal had caused many objections and many gamers and developers were left dissatisfied with the acquisition. Their main argument was untrustworthiness of Facebook which currently isliterally eating up the majority of promising startups.
Brendan Iribe, Oculus VR’s CEO, said that “We are excited to work with Mark and the Facebook team to deliver the very best virtual reality platform in the world.” In turn, Marcus Persson quated quite the opposite: “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.”
One of the gamers commented on the acquisition: “Oculus was cool. Then it gets gobbled up by a company that represents the antithesis of all that optimism, a company whose business model revolves around banal sh*t and pushing annoying advertisements.”
However, numerous objections to the deal made no impact and it was not cancelled. It is, therefore, yet to be seen what goes next.