Minecraft For Oculus Rift Canned After Facebook Acquisition

By   /   Mar 26, 2014

Minecraft needs no introduction, the game has become one of the phenomenon of the gaming industry since its release with sales exceeding 14 million units across multiple platforms.

Minecraft is available on almost all the platforms and developers were working to bring the game on Oculus as well but now that project has been cancelled.

The announcement of cancellation was made by one of the developers of the game Markus Persson on his Twitter account:


Moreover, on his official blog, he wrote how much he was excited to bring Minecraft to Oculus Rift but after its Facebook acquisition, all of his enthusiasm went down the drain.

Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers.

People have made games for Facebook platforms before, and while it worked great for a while, they were stuck in a very unfortunate position when Facebook eventually changed the platform to better fit the social experience they were trying to build.

I don’t want to work with social, I want to work with games.

This doesn’t mean that the game will not be part of any virtual reality platform. He confirmed that he “definitely wants to be a part of VR”. He may bring his game to the Sony’s Project Morpheus or any other virtual reality device that comes out in the near future.

Did you wanted to play Minecraft on the Oculus Rift? What are your thoughts on the acquisition?

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