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[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 1 points 63 points (+64|-1) ago 

Selling to Facebook was a userbase betrayal.


[–] Donbuster 4 points 4 points (+8|-4) ago 

I disagree. If Oculus had maintained full autonomy, (basically they would get Facebook's financial support, but Facebook would get the profits), I think it would have been fine. But this is Facebook we are talking about. It doesn't work like that. It never works like that.


[–] BeautifulInside 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Selling to Facebook was a betrayal, clean and simple. Their initial funding campaign explicitly stated that they were independent. In fact, had they stated that they would sell after taking off during their campaign it's pretty obvious they would have been shat on by the very same people who supported them initially.


[–] Saufsoldat 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

If Oculus had maintained full autonomy

That was never a possibility and anyone who claimed otherwise was just deluding themself. FB owns Oculus, period. They literally sold out, there is nothing that prevents FB from doing whatever they want to it.


[–] REALJOHNCENA69 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Off topic, but how'd you get the GameCube flair?


[–] TAThatBoomerang 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not sure what I would do if in a similar position. If I sold, I would have 2 billion dollars (before taxes). However, if I didn't sell, I would still have millions upon millions of dollars. What the fuck am I even supposed to do with 2 billion dollars?

Nah, I think I would be tempted but I probably wouldn't sell. There's barely any upside but there is plenty of downside.


[–] ExpertShitposter 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Take into account the following:

Had they not sold to an outsider, this product never would have existed. 90% of multi million dollar kick starter campaigns failed to deliver, or delivers a shit quality product after 3 years of delaying that people stooped using after a week. But most of them just ran out of money and failed to deliver in the first place.

Those millions they got from the campaign wouldn't have been enough even for finalizing development, let alone manufacture it all.

If it wasn't for outside money, who ever donated on kick starter would have just lost their $$. Of course, they could have sold it to somebody else, but who? Microsoft or Sony? Because Microsoft and Sony are known for being "nice" company's? Valve? Did they even make an offer? And for how much?

Personally i don't give a shit because i don't think this tech will be at a decent level until at least 10 more years, and at that point, of course i will buy form Valve. Who would buy anything from Jewbook?


[–] BeautifulInside 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

this product never would have existed.

It's the other way around actually, they wouldn't have been bought if the product wasn't on its way.