Facebook Inc A Better Partner Than Apple Inc.: Oculus Co-founder


Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is a better home than Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), believes Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, which was recently acquired by the social networker. Ever since the acquisition, users, analysts and experts have doubted the merits of the deal, and the future of the virtual reality pioneer. So, to defend the deal, Oculus co-founder came out in support of Facebook.

Facebook Inc A Better Partner Than Apple Inc.: Oculus Co-founder

Oculus fans concerned over the deal with Facebook

After the deal was announced, “Notch,” the developer of the popular game Minecraft tweeted “I just cancelled that deal. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) creeps me out.” The developer also, revealed that he has been working on a title for Oculus Rift, but now would not work for the company.

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Other users expressed concern over the deal on Reddit. Luckey went on to defend the sale to Facebook, which he believes is a better company to partner with than any other major tech firm.

“Why would we want to sell to someone like (Microsoft) or Apple?” he asked. “So they can tear the company apart and use the pieces to build out their own vision of virtual reality, one that fits whatever current strategy they have? Not a chance.”

More control now

Many users who expressed their discontent over the deal were enthusiastic PC gamers. Such users believe that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) would utilize technology to focus on social applications, which the social networker has been known for.

Answering such concerns, Luckey argued that a deal with Facebook will give Oculus more control of its destiny. The co-founder said that Facebook has agreed to run Oculus as an independent company, and added that the company would not have to compromise on anything, and is allowed to make decisions that it feels are correct for the future of virtual reality.

Luckey went to say that Facebook agrees with the long term vision of the company, and “they want us to continue executing on our roadmap, not control what we do.”

Earlier this week, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) agreed to acquire the virtual reality headset maker for $2 billion in cash and stock. Oculus is popular for its head-worn 3D Rift that allows the user to experience immersive virtual reality in games and other applications.

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