#Facebook buys Oculus Rift – #Minecraft creator abandons VR plans immediately – an annotated infographic

While Facebook’s acquisition of virtual reality (VR) headset developers Oculus has been hailed as a significant win for the tyrannical social networking behemoth, an equally significant PR besmirching of this coup was landed on it by the developer of the popular construction game Minecraft.

On hearing the news from Big Blue HQ, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson announced he was immediately cancelling his plans to develop an Oculus Rift version of Minecraft. The simple reason? One that may be familiar to millions of social networking followers: “Facebook creeps me out”, Persson tweeted.


It’s not only Persson that Facebook’s news has disappointed. Early Kickstarter backers for the Oculus project have taken to Twitter to give voice to their ire in typically economical, satirical terms.

We’re sure Facebook can roll with the punches like the best of them, but if so many people hate it, how long can it persevere? Does everyone use it just because everyone else is using it? Do you know anyone that actually _likes_ Facebook? And by like, we mean to find agreeable, enjoyable or satisfactory, not that stupid thumbs-up Like badge now routinely plastered all over the internet.

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Facebook goes VR with Oculus Rift
Facebook goes VR with Oculus Rift


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