Originally Posted by edgeofblade
Oculus invested in the technology, in the content creators, and now gets dumped on for saying their money should have some net positive result for them. Meanwhile, HTC stands on Oculus' shoulders and starts dumping on Oculus from their position.
Face it, this PR airhead is just riding the waves of sentiment. As soon as Oculus was bought by Facebook, they could do no right in the mind of armchair analysts and so-called DRM activists.
Tell me, when is HTC going to start investing in content creators and not expect something in return?
So, Oculus/Facebook spent billions on R&D, and got beaten to the punch by a competitor with a superior product and a fraction of the R&D budget. That's just bad business on Facebook's part. I give them credit for doing a lot to evangelize VR, but they don't deserve, nor do they need, welfare money from sympathetic consumers.
In regards to the current backlash, I do think they deserve a lot of flak because any way you look at it, exclusives are bad for the consumer. Regardless, the PR disaster is another example of bad business. If they can't stand the heat, they need to get out of the kitchen.