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Oculus offered Serious Sam dev a 'shitton of money' for Rift exclusive

Oculus offered a 'shitton of money' to have Serious Sam as an Oculus Rift exclusive.

Published Tue, Jun 14 2016 12:53 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

E3 2016 - Even with John Carmack in the position of Chief Technology Officer at Oculus, the company is struggling to find itself in a dominant position with first-person VR shooters, or even in the VR space right now.

Oculus offered Serious Sam dev a 'shitton of money' for Rift exclusive |

Well, according to Mario Kotlar, the Level and Game Designer for Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, Oculus offered the developer a "shitton of money" to make Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope an exclusive for the Oculus Rift. Kotlar explains: "It wasn't easy, but we turned down a shitton of money, as we believe that truly good games will sell by themselves and make profit in the long run regardless. And also because we hate exclusives as much as you do". We don't know how much money Oculus offered, as Kotlar wouldn't say.

It would make sense for Oculus to try and secure great, Rift exclusives - but with John freakin' Carmack working for them, why aren't they creating their own? I simply don't understand this at all, Oculus. Ugh.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. 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.

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