The other-worldly Oculus Rift headset may be the brainchild of 21-year-old Palmer Luckey, but he's had strong support from a couple of veterans along the way to the $2 billion Facebook acquisition announced Tuesday.
Huh, I didn't realize John Carmack had influence in this project. I wonder what he thinks of the Facebook acquisition.
Nice scam job. Well you can't get rich without screwing people over. Mission Accomplished.
Carmack and Michael Abrash are the world's foremost experts on VR and they're both at Oculus. I'm using them as my gauge for how Facebook is handling things. If Carmack drops out in the next 6 months, we'll know that things have gone south.
Not if Facebook has him a tight leash contract he won't.. same goes for Abrash as well.
Facebook isn't evil, they're just misguided.
Here's what John Carmack thinks about the Facebook acquisition: “Everyone has had some time to digest the FB deal now. I think it is going to be positive, but clearly many disagree.” “Much of the ranting has been emotional or tribal, but I am interested in reading coherent viewpoints about objective outcomes.” “I would expect Facebook to not exert any overt control over Oculus unless Oculus fumbles badly a few times, at which point they SHOULD.” “I think they can give us a lot of positive guidance. I want enumeration of the vague evils to beware of.” http://www.dsogaming.com/ne... And here are some of Michael Abrash's thoughts on the acquisition: “Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus means that VR is going to happen in all its glory” “The resources and long-term commitment that Facebook brings gives Oculus the runway it needs to solve the hard problems of VR — and some of them are hard indeed. I now fully expect to spend the rest of my career pushing VR as far ahead as I can.” “We’re on the cusp of what I think is not The Next Big Platform, but rather simply The Final Platform – the platform to end all platforms – and the path here has been so improbable that I can only shake my head,” “It’s great to be working with John again after all these years, and with that comes a sense of deja vu.” “It feels like it did when I went to Id, but on steroids — this time we’re working on technology that will change not just computer gaming, but potentially how all of us interact with computers, information, and each other every day. I think it’s going to be the biggest game-changer I’ve ever seen — and I’ve seen quite a lot over the last 57 years.” http://www.geekwire.com/201...
I would love to see both Carmack and Abrash jump over to this good looking 'up and comer'... http://www.trueplayergear.c... ...that would be the creme to top off all of this FB nonsense. ...but Im sure, in an attempt to keep them both around, FB is stuffing lots of dirty dirty money into every orifice. Although Carmack I could see not being swayed by money as he just loves his work and undoubtedly has more cash than he knows what to do with already. Perhaps Carmack will jump off after he has fulfilled his end to go help out another company of interest. Here's hoping.
that eye it looks familiar XD i dont care what happens with them i used to respect the team a little bit since they were ambitious but right now they went with facebook the service which i dont like to be associated with at all ( NO TRUST ). they could have went with valve or nintendo or other electronic technology company .
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