John Carmack Shares More on Oculus Acquisition

John Carmack, CTO at Oculus VR, shares more of his thoughts on the recent Facebook acquisition of Oculus.

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1518d ago Replies(9)
ELpork1518d ago

If the video game guy at OR is ok with this, I'm ok with it.

starchild1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

Yeah, they also just hired Michael Abrash who was the Valve engineer most responsible for creating the Valve VR hardware that was recently shown off and got rave reviews.

I have been reading his blog for a long time and he is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable proponents of VR that I have ever seen.

Here are a few of the things he had to say about the Facebook acquisition and the future of VR:

“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.”

Oculus is essentially building the VR 'dream team' and they are going to do some amazing things.

rhap1518d ago (Edited 1518d ago )

He's extremely relevant if all you do on is to play FPS games. Other than that, just a regular guy.

Now it's time to stop giving excuses and explaining what happened between his project and FB. Next time he gives an interview should be about the improvements of the technology and how is it going now under FB label.

annus1518d ago

So being one of the pioneers of 3D games, multiplayer games, and helping to shape virtual reality isn't relevant anymore? He is more relevant than 99% of developers.

Are_The_MaDNess1518d ago

he is much much more than that.
he is the one started real 3D animated games, he have more breakthroughs with Raytracing calculations than anyone out there right now. and alot of his work have been in most games in this day and age.

yes he havent released many games and such. but his research and coding that he have been sharing with the Dev community is more than anyone else. he have made more breakthroughs than anyone to make a lifelike gaming world and engine.

Artemidorus1518d ago

No doubt going to need Facebook credits to keep playing in VR.

kewlkat0071517d ago

That facebook cash will come in handy pushing the hardware