'Facebook creeps me out'

Notch cancels Minecraft on Oculus Rift

Markus ‘notch’ Persson has cancelled an Oculus Rift version of Minecraft following Facebook’s acquisition of the VR firm.

Earlier today the social networking firm purchased Oculus for $2 billion. Founder Palmer Luckey has since said the deal is “a special moment for the game industry”, but it is not currently clear how central a role games will now play in Facebook’s future plans for the tech.

Following the acquisition, Persson said despite having previously held discussions with Oculus on a port, he had now pulled out following news of the deal as “Facebook creeps me out”.

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