Oculus employees receive death threats after Facebook aquisition

30 Mar 2014  by   Paul Younger
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Palmer Luckey Oculus VR

The heat surrounding the Oculus VR and Facebook deal has not cooled down and Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was back on Reddit today responding to to the negative feedback since the acquisition was announced.

The gaming community was in general not particularly happy with the outcome of the deal and are concerned that Facebook’s involvement could drive Oculus away from core gaming. Luckey wrote:

~”We expected a negative reaction from people in the short term, we did not expect to be getting so many death threats and harassing phone calls that extended to our families.

We know we will prove ourselves with actions and not words, but that kind of shit is unwarranted, especially since it is impacting people who have nothing to do with Oculus.”

He’s absolutely right, that shit is not warranted, and it’s probably a few isolated incidents. Gamers have a tendency to take things rather personally when they disagree with a decision but death threats are going too far.

It’s best not predict what’s going to happen with Oculus and just wait and see how it all pans out. Let’s just hope they do “prove” themselves.

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