I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook. 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.
And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.
Hear that noise? It’s the sound of millions of 14-year-olds sighing in disappointment. As a consolation, you can, however, still play this modded version for Oculus – Minecrift.
Persson’s about-face should come as a sobering consequence to the Oculus team. After a demo of an Oculus Rift prototype back in 2012, he said on Twitter he was “100% impressed” with it and planned to develop for the device.
Oculus VR’s new CTO John Carmack, formerly of Id Software infamy, gave Persson a small amount of credit late last year for inspiring him to make the decision to leave Id and go full-time with Oculus.