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Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR wasn't best received by Minecraft creator Markus Persson, who announced he would no longer be bringing a version of the block builder to Rift.

However, Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey is hopeful of winning back Persson's support once he sees what the $2 billion buyout allows the firm to achieve.

"Facebook and Oculus are not an obvious fit, unlike WhatsApp or Instagram. You can see how they fit together. If I were to read the headline, I would be confused about why it would be a good thing," Luckey told VentureBeat. "We've already said quite a bit. We’re going to have more good news about what we will be able to do now. We are working with Facebook, and we can’t announce it yet.

"Every developer we are working with has had a very positive reaction. My inbox is flooded by email. A huge number of developers. Some people are upset. But the vast majority who are actually software developers see why this is a good thing.

"Notch is an exception to the rule," Luckey concluded. "After he sees everything we are able to do, I hope he will change his mind."

Perhaps we will one day see a version of Minecraft for Oculus, but for now Persson maintains that he "will not work with Facebook".

Source: VentureBeat

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