It is no secret that a lot of developers and gamers got upset with the recent news about Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR. Naturally, a lot of people wanted to see what John Carmack had to say about this whole thing and at last, Carmack shared his first thoughts about it.
Carmack started by saying that the FB deal is going to be positive, though he understands why there is a lot of backlash regarding it.
“Everyone has had some time to digest the FB deal now. I think it is going to be positive, but clearly many disagree.” said Carmack and continued:
“Much of the ranting has been emotional or tribal, but I am interested in reading coherent viewpoints about objective outcomes.”
Carmack added later on that Facebook would not interfere or control Oculus VR, unless the latter is facing major issues, in which case this would make sense.
“I would expect Facebook to not exert any overt control over Oculus unless Oculus fumbles badly a few times, at which point they SHOULD.”
“I think they can give us a lot of positive guidance. I want enumeration of the vague evils to beware of.”
So there you have it. Carmack has spoken. Do you agree or disagree with him?