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Now that is FUNNY....FUNNY STUFF! Nobody is "leaving" the rift team anytime soon because appearances need to be kept up....but you better believe the war is over for the original team. They are done.

They put their heart and soul into the product, they took it from concept to reality, they most likely put their own money into the pot at the start.... and you think they are just going to walk away now?
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Hmmm... this was kickstarter funded right? How can they just go and sell out like that when they had a sort of obligation. I guess there wouldn't be anything legally binding though.

 

Unfortunately, all developer kits from the Kickstarter were delivered, so they did fulfill Kickstarter requirements. So legally, they are in the green. Still doesn't make it right what they did unfortunately.

 

I was seriously looking forward to purchasing CV1, but all of that hype just went down the drain for me. I utterly refuse to deal with anything remotely related to Facebook.

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Originally Posted by Toonshorty View Post

I think the only positive is that they've not been bought by EA. Do not want at all.

I can't imagine where Facebook or Social Media fits in with VR though?!

First off.. EA>Facebook...
Secondly, just because "Facebook" is a social media website doesn't mean that the other side of "Facebook" the company doesn't want to expand it's horizons. Facebook is more along the lines of becoming more of a Sony/Microsoft in terms of just not being one exclusive thing such as the PlayStation or Xbox
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post

well, another great up and coming technology device devoured by greed

RIP Oculous

Modern capitalist way.
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They put their heart and soul into the product, they took it from concept to reality, they most likely put their own money into the pot at the start.... and you think they are just going to walk away now?

Happens all the time. Original dev's jump ship to create their own company product after large merger. Find they no longer have the funding/backing/talent, product/idea withers and dies. Takeover company is left with mainstream low-end crap product that barely covers investment cost. Original or "envisioned" product is dust.
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Oculus wasn't going anywhere anyway. Especially with Sony's superior product.
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Let me guess, your one of those guys who thinks God helps a sports team defeat the rival sports team because they pray harder every time they score?

Please don't try to insult or belittle me to prove your point, it only serves to undermine your argument.

I'm an engineer. One who is currently working for a company that was bought out by a bigger company 2 years ago. I've been on the shop floor during mergers and know how it works. Despite some grumbling and a few negative changes in conditions, not a single person left or was kicked out. Our industry leading technology (no, I'm not being big headed, there was a reason we were bought out) has improved as a result of the extra technical, financial and commercial backing.

Mergers can work, it all depends on the companies and agreement between them. Even if they don't, there tends to be a honeymoon period where everything is golden. If this merger falls flat I'm hoping that the honeymoon lasts long enough to get CV1 out.
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You know how I know they didn't put all their heart and soul into OR? They sold it. They didn't need Facebooks money, they were rocking and rolling.....BUT THEY SOLD IT.

Or maybe, just maybe, they saw that an extra $2bn could really help out with R&D, marketing, production costs and so on and actually improve their product.
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post #97 of 383
so many companies are moving to compete in this market space that OR could end up not being the go to choice for gamers.

I hate to say it, but this is just another kickstarter backed hoodwink.

Sony's product is currently being built for PS4, maybe they will move to be part of the PC market. Valve is also still toying with VR headset, (NOT castAR)
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I think alot of the back lash is simple whip lash. No one really expected this, and in general gamers don't view Facebook in a positive light. I won't say I'm "happy" about the merger. However I can see the potential benefits of having deep pockets. I'm still buying my DK2 tomorrow, I still retain my support for OR since the entire team will be allowed independence from the parent company.
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As odd as it may sound, I'm happy about the sheer amount of money Facebook could inject into the company. Doubly so if it gets the product out to consumers that much faster as a final product.
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Ohhh GOD! 

 

I'm kind of interested to see the outcome of this...

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