Oculus Rift was possibly hosting Minecraft on the Rift to enhance the current MC. Lol as soon as Facebook bought it, the MC creator cancelled the deal because "Facebook creeps him out". No high hopes for the Rift, if it's affordable I may purchase one, but my hopes for it just died out.
I know some things about it, and of it. But I mean come on, with all of the money Facebook has, there's nothing stopping them from creating their own console (despite fear of competition with Microsoft and Sony) and being able to integrate things they want (Facebook and Instagram) therefore generating more revenue. I'm not sure if I'm making sense but hopefully you know what I'm getting at. I guess that's what I meant by integrating FB and IG.
yes i understand you but its a freaking gaming console, why the fuck would you integrate facebook and instashit?
Aaaand I need to pick up a DK2 now, before they sell out, since Facebook will butcher Oculus. Crystal Cove seemed pretty good and had much better internals than DK1, so the Dev Kit 2 will be a damn fine piece of hardware.
While I remember the original Kickstarter, clear as day, a lot of people seem to have been expecting Oculus to stay where it was after launch and continue with small revisions and focus only on gaming. However, I was pretty much expecting them to branch out at some point, but totally didn't see the Facebook buyout (and for $2 billion!!! Geez) coming. Even funnier, the definition of the word kickstart is to give a quick start, so of course at some point they'd be having to seek additional funding and explore other options. VR has HUGE, HUGE, HUGE potential in other sectors, aside from gaming, and I'm expecting it to explode in the next <10 years after they've ironed the kinks out, which probably won't even be a problem due to the rate that technology is advancing at.
It's unfortunate though, I really would've liked to have seen Oculus stay in gaming. But, like I said, there's lots of potential elsewhere. I wonder how John Carmack's taking this...