Minecraft Creator “Officially Over” Facebook Buying Oculus VR
And about now I'm officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus. I'm upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead.
— Markus Persson (@notch) August 15, 2014
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.
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.