Minecraft may have been heading to the virtual reality device Oculus Rift, which is in development, but it doesn’t appear like that’s happening now.
Markus Persson–the developer of Minecraft, founder of Mojang, and who is known as Notch–said that “we were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal.”
“Facebook creeps me out,” he wrote on Twitter.
But he said there’s a mod that works for Minecraft and Oculus Rift, he said. It can be accessed here.
Facebook agreed to purchase Oculus for $2 billion on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.
The deal includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares worth approximately $1.6 billion.
“Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate,” said Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg in a statement. The firm said that virtual reality is “a strong candidate to emerge as the next social and communications platform.”
“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Zuckerberg added in the company release.
The company reasoned the purchase of the firm because “Oculus is the leader in immersive virtual reality technology and has already built strong interest among developers, having received more than 75,000 orders for development kits for the company’s virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift.”
There’s been rumors going around that Minecraft will come to the Xbox One and possibly the PlayStation 4. The title update for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The console developer for Minecraft, 4J, announced the title update last week.
“The chances of Xbox One updates are indeed boosted by the launch of the revised TU14. It has been said that the X86 algorithms is being used on the console. This is the same design and functionality platform used on Windows computer systems. The implication is that porting the game has been made much easier,” said blog The Fuse Joplin.