Oculus Rift Kickstarter Backers Angry Over Its Facebook Acquisition

Seeing Oculus Rift’s Kickstarter Page makes me wonder whether I am the only one who is not mad about Facebook acquiring Oculus Rift.

Apparently, the Kickstarter Page is swarming with negative comments from backers who are not happy with the deal and that includes Minecraft creator Markus Persson.

One backer is angry as Palmer Luckey sold a product which was built on backer’s money.

Glad you guys were able to sell out with a product build on our money. I can understand that you guys need more money to be able to compete with Sony, but Facebook? Come on!

One disappointed backer is not happy as the product is sold even before the first consumer version came out. Another Facebook hater is so upset by the decision that he is planning on moving on to Sony’s Project Morpheus:

I hate Facebook. Now that Oculus is controlled by Facebook, I hate Oculus. Sony ‘Project Morpheus’, here’s looking at you now!

Yesterday, 21 years old creator of Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey wrote quite a lengthy post on Reddit explaining as to why he opted for this decision.

He stated that initially he was skeptical about the deal but as he learnt more about Facebook, the deal made sense as Facebook will enable sharing the experiences in various ways.

He continued by stating that this is special moment for the gaming industry as an ambiguous future of Oculus Rift is now crystal clear and it will change the way people play games.

Personally, I see potential both in Facebook and Oculus Rift and am positive that it will deliver new experiences to a larger community. What do you think?