"In March of this year, Facebook acquired the technology start-up Oculus VR, developers of the Kickstarter-funded Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, for a total of $2 billion.
News of the purchase was met with hostility from the gaming community. The Rift is considered to be the next major evolution in gaming, and the industry was suspicious of what agenda an information-dealing giant like Facebook would have for the technology.
For instance, immediately following the announced takeover, Markus Persson - creator of the award-winning world-building game Minecraft - abruptly cancelled a deal to bring Minecraft to the Rift, tweeting: "I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.""
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