Minecraft For Oculus Rift Officially Announced

Minecraft For Oculus Rift Officially Announced

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A year and a half after Notch's infamous hissy-fit where he cancelled a Rift version of Minecraft, it has officially been revived.

One of the biggest stories of 2014 was the announcement that Facebook was buying Oculus. The move spurred much criticism from from the gaming industry, including Minecraft creator Marcus "Notch" Persson who in a rather infamous hissy-fit cancelled an in-development version of his game for the Rift. Now, a year and a half after that, Oculus and Minecraft's new owner Microsoft seem to have put the past behind them, and announced an official Oculus version of the game.

"We're thrilled to announce Minecraft for the Rift!" wrote the official Oculus Twitter. The Rift version of Minecraft will launch in 2016 for both the Oculus Rift, and Samsung's Gear VR. As for Notch? He seems to have completely changed his tune. "My opinion on minecraft/oculus? Neato! Now, back to ignoring Quiet because D.D. obviously is much better," he wrote on Twitter. I guess $2.5bn would make a lot of people change their opinions...

Notch's initial vision for an Oculus edition of Minecraft would have been a free version of the phenomenally successful build anything sandbox designed to promote virtual reality. We're not sure if that is still the case, but have reached out to Microsoft and Oculus to confirm.

We should have more details on the game in the coming weeks.

Source: Eurogamer

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I like how the most suitable image for this article was apparently a screenshot from an early alpha version of the game.

Jesus Christ, people are still on about that? It was NOT a "hissy-fit". Notch did not like Facebook. He did not like their business practices. He had ethical concerns about working with a company he found disreputable and he canceled the deal. It irks me considerably that people ragged on him for not wanting to be associated with the Scum of the Earth that is Facebook. It irked me then and it still irks me now. It needs to stop.

While this is oversimplifying, I loved how Notch's big reason for pulling Minecraft from Oculus (when FB bought them) was "I don't like big faceless corporations".
Then he sells his game and company to a big faceless corporation and runs away to Beverly Hills or some such.

Notch's hissy fit? What the fuck are you talking about. Did you just write off one of the greatest morale acts in the industry as a petulant child throwing a tantrum?

TristanBelmont:
While this is oversimplifying, I loved how Notch's big reason for pulling Minecraft from Oculus (when FB bought them) was "I don't like big faceless corporations".
Then he sells his game and company to a big faceless corporation and runs away to Beverly Hills or some such.

No, he left Mojang to Jeb and the remaining team sold out immediately. He never did. Stop talking out your ass.

Kajin:
Jesus Christ, people are still on about that? It was NOT a "hissy-fit". Notch did not like Facebook. He did not like their business practices. He had ethical concerns about working with a company he found disreputable and he canceled the deal. It irks me considerably that people ragged on him for not wanting to be associated with the Scum of the Earth that is Facebook. It irked me then and it still irks me now. It needs to stop.

I get the feeling it was more out of a sense of poor form; even when a contract or deal is at will or loosely held together, breaking it can usually be turned into a negative hit to image.

And good thing it's coming back, so that I can smile wistfully and think of all the children with goggles on their heads, falling out of their chairs and running into walls. The way God intended.

silver wolf009:
I get the feeling it was more out of a sense of poor form; even when a contract or deal is at will or loosely held together, breaking it can usually be turned into a negative hit to image.

If a business you were in negotiations with to do something you didn't really even need them to do got bought out by a goose stepping swastika tattooed nazi sympathizer, I think most people would be somewhat wary of actually going through with the deal. Maybe even try to back out if the deal had already been finalized. Facebook isn't as bad as a skinhead (though I imagine some people would gladly debate that point), but I wouldn't say I'd hold them in good grace either.

Siesta45:

TristanBelmont:
While this is oversimplifying, I loved how Notch's big reason for pulling Minecraft from Oculus (when FB bought them) was "I don't like big faceless corporations".
Then he sells his game and company to a big faceless corporation and runs away to Beverly Hills or some such.

No, he left Mojang to Jeb and the remaining team sold out immediately. He never did. Stop talking out your ass.

Jeb became Creative Director, or some such. Notch was still with the company. He was still the owner.

TristanBelmont:

Siesta45:

TristanBelmont:
While this is oversimplifying, I loved how Notch's big reason for pulling Minecraft from Oculus (when FB bought them) was "I don't like big faceless corporations".
Then he sells his game and company to a big faceless corporation and runs away to Beverly Hills or some such.

No, he left Mojang to Jeb and the remaining team sold out immediately. He never did. Stop talking out your ass.

Jeb became Creative Director, or some such. Notch was still with the company. He was still the owner.

Incorrect, he quit the company and then it sold the very same day.

Siesta45:

TristanBelmont:

Siesta45:

No, he left Mojang to Jeb and the remaining team sold out immediately. He never did. Stop talking out your ass.

Jeb became Creative Director, or some such. Notch was still with the company. He was still the owner.

Incorrect, he quit the company and then it sold the very same day.

Okay so he's still the one who sold it out to MS. He's a mostly great guy but he still did this.

TristanBelmont:

Siesta45:

TristanBelmont:
Jeb became Creative Director, or some such. Notch was still with the company. He was still the owner.

Incorrect, he quit the company and then it sold the very same day.

Okay so he's still the one who sold it out to MS. He's a mostly great guy but he still did this.

WRONG, He quit the company and the remaining members were the ones who sold out.

 

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