Oculus VR Employees Receive Death Threats From Outraged Gamers

By Melissa Evans on March 30, 2014, 12:25AM EDT
PC

A lot of gamers were outraged when Facebook acquired Oculus VR these past few days. The company was expecting its core community to react negatively about this whole ordeal, but they didn't anticipate the actual amount of hate mail.

Palmer Luckey, Oculus VR's, states that the people working at Oculus VR got many harsh death threats as well as phone calls that eventually extended to their families. This is a PC peripheral, and the public shouldn't be taking this issue so seriously. He had this to say an interview:

"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."

Due to the recent events, it will be interesting to see how Sony will release its VR device on PC. Furthermore, how will this effect Oculus' opponents in regards to attracting more customers given the events that have occurred recently.

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