Back in March when it was announced that Facebook had purchased the Oculus Rift technology the creator of Minecraft, Notch, loaded up his personal blog and went to town against Facebook, Oculus and how Minecraft will now not be ported to the Oculus Rift.
I respect Notch for what he has created in Minecraft but not being a Minecrafter myself I can’t really say I have cared much more about him or the platform moving to VR in any real way.
However my respect for the man has gone up a notch as he has now tweeted out the following.
And about now I’m officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus. I’m upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead.
— Markus Persson (@notch) August 15, 2014
I really believe every single human being needs to stand up for what they believe in and not bow down to public or legal pressure. But what truly makes someone honourable is when they can also publicly admit they have simply changed their minds. Just because something has caused you to be upset now doesn’t mean that in a couple of months time that level of anger or hurt really is still logical.
That is all Notch has had to say about the Oculus Rift at this time but vrfocus has noted that not long after the tweet went out, John Carmack responded by stating
— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) August 17, 2014
Whether this is John trying his luck or if this is a sign that a deal is in the pipeline is still unclear.
Having two children who love Minecraft I can tell you that the idea of having an Oculus Rift version of Minecraft is a big deal. Granted it would bankrupt me trying to afford two of the devices but the open-ended and creative world of Minecraft could possibly be the very best thing that has happened to Virtual Reality and could push it into the mainstream.
Last Updated: August 19, 2014