Oculus VR's Kickstarter backers are after Oculus VR's blood

Oculus VR fallout continues, with Kickstarter backers wanting refunds for their Oculus Rift's.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Mar 26 2014 1:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Yesterday, Facebook announced it was acquiring Oculus VR, the startup behind the VR headset, Oculus Rift. Well, there were some 9,522 backers for the Oculus Rift on Kickstarter, where Oculus VR was asking for $250,000 in funding to get its vision of a VR headset off the ground.

Oculus VR's Kickstarter backers are after Oculus VR's blood | TweakTown.com

Without those nearly 10,000 people, Oculus VR would not be where it is now, right? None of these people will benefit from the acquisition by Facebook, but could this change? Could we see these backers benefit financially from the acquisition? On Oculus VR's Kickstarter page, some backers are voicing their anger.

One backer, Sergey Chubukov, said: "You selling out to Facebook is a disgrace. It damages not only your reputation, but the whole of crowdfunding. I cannot put into words how betrayed I feel by this." You can read more of the reactions on the Kickstarter page.

We have reached out to Oculus VR, but they couldn't respond as everything to do with the acquisition is being handled by Facebook, unfortunately.

NEWS SOURCE:kotaku.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription

Latest News

View More News

Latest Reviews

View More Reviews

Latest Articles

View More Articles