Minecraft creator no longer angry: Game coming to Oculus Rift soon?


Creator of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, isn't even mad anymore about Facebook acquiring Oculus. This is great news for John Carmack, Mark Zuckerberg and all the folks involved with Oculus VR. It means that there's a high possibility that Minecraft could one day ported to the Oculus Rift.

Back in March when it was announced that Facebook would be the company to take Oculus VR and the Rift under its wings, Notch wasn't quite pleased. He believed that Facebook's terrible privacy track record might one day spillover on the Oculus Rift and all contents developed for the device.

To prove that he was serious, development on the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft was scrapped and sent to video game hell. However, for some unknown reason, Notch has changed his mind, and it now appears he is ready to bring Minecraft for the Rift back into the light.

On Friday, Notch took to Twitter to show the gaming world that he's no longer angry at Facebook gobbling up Oculus Rift, but whether or not development of Rift version of Minecraft would continue, was not disclosed. Notched seemed more concerned about the imminent destruction of his favorite sock.

"And about now I'm officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus," says Notch on Twitter. "I'm upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead."

It didn't take long for John Carmack to reply, as he sees an opportunity, one that could bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift, which would in turn ramp up more support for the virtual reality device.

"@notch @brendaniribe say the word, ship the source, and i'll make sure It runs well on you-know-what..." said John Carmack.

Does this really mean Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift in the future?

It's difficult to tell, but we believe it will come, mainly due to VR's growing popularity. Chances are; Minecraft might make its way first to Sony's Project Morpheus, and then to the Oculus Rift at a later date.

Right now, Minecraft fans who are hoping to play the game via the Oculus Rift must now pray to the stars that the developers of the game feels the same way as Notch does about the whole thing. We say this because Notch tweeted that it was up to the development team to make a decision.

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