Minecraft Creator “Officially Over” Facebook Buying Oculus VR

Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson seems to have softened his stance on Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR.

That, at least, is what some are taking from a recent posting on Persson’s personal Twitter account indicating that he’s “over” the subject.

“And about now I’m officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus,” said Persson in his Tweet. “I’m upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead.”

While this statement on its own couldn’t be taken as a full reversal from his previous fiery opinions about Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR, follow-up statements would seem to indicate that Perrson may no longer be completely opposed to the idea. For instance, replying to a follower on Twitter, Perrson stated that it would be “up to the Minecraft dev team” to decide about making a version of the game for Oculus Rift. Oculus VR’s John Carmack, in turn, affirmed that the company would be happy to lend a hand.

“Say the word, ship the source, and I’ll make sure it runs well on you-know-what,” said Carmack.

It’s worth saying, of course, that all of this could add up to nothing. Even so, there are probably more than a few Minecraft hoping that this will mark the beginning of a renewed partnership between Persson and Oculus VR.

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1 Comment on Minecraft Creator “Officially Over” Facebook Buying Oculus VR


On August 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

You… do realize that was a joke, yeah? Not exactly an official announcement of opinion. Slow news day?