Minecraft creator cancels Oculus VR Port

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Minecraft creator cancels Oculus VR Port

Post by Phritz on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:14 am

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/25/5547626/minecraft-oculus-vr-cancelled

Andrew Webster wrote:Minecraft creator Markus Persson has revealed that an Oculus Rift version of the game was potentially in the works, but following the sudden news that Facebook has acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion, that's no longer the case. "I just cancelled that deal," Persson tweeted. "Facebook creeps me out." He later expanded on his reasoning in a blog post, citing in particular Facebook's constantly changing platform, which has proved a challenge for game developers.

"I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook," wrote Persson. "Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven't historically been a stable platform. There's nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me."

While gaming has been the biggest selling point for the Rift to date, following Facebook's acquisition it appears that the virtual reality platform will be moving in other directions, as well. "We're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean there's no chance of Minecraft making the jump to VR — a PS4 version of the game is in the works, which could potentially work with Sony's recently revealed Project Morpheus headset.

Notch's full post: http://notch.net/2014/03/virtual-reality-is-going-to-change-the-world/

One of the most poignant points:
Notch wrote:And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.

_________________


Henry wrote:"“Stepovers, tricks, that’s not the game. The game is what Thomas Muller is doing. If I had a son right now, playing, I would say to him ‘look at them, look at [Franck] Ribery, look at Muller.’ What Ronaldo does, and Messi, they’re just freaks. Don’t try to copy those guys. You can copy from Ribery, you can copy from Thomas Muller. What he did at the World Cup, people don’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it, but they should talk about it. He plays the game the right way: he defends, he attacks, he controls the ball when he has to control it, he reverses when he has to reverse it. When he has to finish, he’ll finish. He doesn’t do stepovers, but when he has to perform, he performs. He does what the game asks him to do.”"


Phritz
First Team
First Team

Club Supported : Schalke 04
Posts : 3212
Join date : 2011-06-05
Age : 26

Back to top Go down

Re: Minecraft creator cancels Oculus VR Port

Post by RealGunner on Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:11 am

A lot of protest going on regarding this.

RealGunner
Admin
Admin

Club Supported : Arsenal
Posts : 66649
Join date : 2011-06-05

Back to top Go down

Re: Minecraft creator cancels Oculus VR Port

Post by Dutti on Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:13 am

Regarding virtual reality, we have all the technology to support virtual headset for home users. It's about time console makers design one and make it a common thing!

I'm kind of interested in integrating video recording with virtual reality.

Imagine having VR headsets as common as webcams and a new type of Youtube videos to be watched with VR headsets!

Forget that stupid smartwatch. VR is the next big thing.

Dutti
Starlet
Starlet

Posts : 948
Join date : 2011-12-12

Back to top Go down

Re: Minecraft creator cancels Oculus VR Port

Post by Sponsored content Today at 3:42 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum