A lot of gamers got upset with Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR and while the company expected its core community to be quite negative about this whole thing, it did not anticipate the actual ‘overall’ negativity.
According to Oculus VR’s Palmer Luckey, people working at Oculus VR got death threats and harassing phone calls that extended to their families, something that is obviously shocking given the fact that we’re talking about a PC peripheral and not a cure for cancer or something like that.
“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.” said Palmer and continued:
“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.”
It will be interesting to see whether Sony will now consider releasing its VR device on the PC platform, and whether Oculus’ opponents will be able to attract more customers given the recent events.