Fallout over Facebook’s Oculus Rift VR procurement

With the dust now starting to settle over the announcement that Facebook was to procure the Oculus Rift VR headset, it would seem that many of you are still looking at the negatives. Some of you would argue that Facebook represents evil, and the team behind Oculus Rift were very popular with gamers and are the complete opposite to the social networking company.

There are always two sides to a story because while some of you will see it as a wrong move for someone like Facebook to throw $2 billion into a Kickstarter project, others will see it as a perfect opportunity to see just what is possible thanks to a huge influx of funds.

Do you believe that Facebook is the worst company to procure Oculus? Kickstarter was first introduced as a way to get projects like VR headsets off the ground, but it seems as though the crowdsource website is losing its appeal because it is becoming more of a platform for the likes of Facebook to come along and just invest into something rather than let things work out with funds from the public.

However, we cannot blame Facebook and others like them, as we should also look at the greed of the project developers as well. Having said that, it they see this as the only way to realize their dreams, then who are we to stand in the way of their ambitions?

We’ve already seen one negative response that has led to a version of Minecraft on Oculus Rift cancelled, which is such a shame, and this could be just the start. The video below will help better explain the pros and cons of Facebook’s procurement of the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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