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Oculus Rift Creator Being Threatened and Harassed Over Facebook Deal
Palmer Luckey, creator of the highly anticipated turned infamous Virtual Reality set “Oculus Rift” revealed in a Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything thread) that he has been getting Death Threats and Harassing phone calls involving him and his family members after the acquisition of his company by Facebook.
“We expected a negative reaction from people in the short term, we did not expect to be getting so many death threats and harassing phone calls that extended to our families,” Luckey said on Reddit, yesterday.
“We know we will prove ourselves with actions and not words, but that kind of shit is unwarranted, especially since it is impacting people who have nothing to do with Oculus,” he continued.
Zuckerberg explained that Facebook indeed has plans to use the VR Headset for the social network site but the Oculus Rift’s Gaming Application is their top priority and are working with the team to reach their goals.
Many fans are overreacting at the deal, which was further fuelled by Minecraft Creator Markus Notch Persson when he announced he had cancelled the VR edition of Minecraft. Some fans and developers, on the other hand, see the acquisition as a good thing.
Some developers have praised the acquisition, Valve’s Virtual Reality Guru Michael Abrash joined the team after the news. He stated that the added funding from a multimillion dollar company will allow the team to overcome obstacles and try out new things that were impossible to do on their limited budget.