Playerset wants to create the perfect social network for gamers, a unified platform where all the players can have a place. With Playerset, all the gamers can communicate, discover other players, organize their clans, find events... All in one place.
The project was founded by a 15 years old gamer, who wants to offer you the opportunity to participate in the project from the very beginning. For the Sila Games users, he prepared a special plan so, if you want to collaborate in the project do it before Saturday and you'll receive more benefits just saying that you come from Sila Games. How does it work?
If you go to http://pggt.me/at/playerset and you choose the "Golden User" pledge, then write to the Playerset team telling your email and Sila Games user, and you'll receive the "Betatester" reward (10€ saving).
Also, if you go to the site and you choose the "Betatester" pledge, and do the same thing (mail to Playerset), you'll receive the "Project Advisor" reward (30€ saving).
Hurry up, this is only for the next 3 days, it will end the Saturday 5th at 23:59 GMT+1
Reddit user 3zekiel expresses what many are thinking with: “I can't say I've ever been as disappointed by any corporate purchase as I am right now” and “This probably set back next generation virtual reality gaming quite a few years” (1951 points).
Some users are already joking about a possible combination of the Oculus Rift device and Facebook games: “Please pay 1$ to view your farm from the left”. (Ecl1pse's comment with 744 points)
Although I do find it funny, I don't think that we will see Facebook actually using Oculus VR any time soon, but I do think it is sad that Oculus VR will definitely lose some of its potential developers and customers, as another popular reddit thread states:” Minecraft creator (Markus Persson “Notch”) cancels Oculus Rift version following Facebook acquisition”
This is big, considering that Minecraft has sold over 35 million copies across all platforms.
However, if Oculus VR continues to operate independently we might get surprised by them very soon considering that their disposable income just grew by roughly $2 Billion. So overall I would not say this is bad news entirely. I believe that apart from Oculus Rift now operating under Facebook, it is much more interesting to contemplate the more indirect reasons behind this acquisition.
It does make considerable sense to acquire companies that have a large user base such as Instagram or Whatsapp (also because these are services that have partially been used to replace Facebook on some basis), but with the recent acquisition plans of Oculus VR, I believe that this buying spree shows that Facebook is not only struggling with its company life cycle but is doing everything it can to keep surviving IF (and that “if” is not as uncertain as you might think), users decide to migrate and shift to some social network that is not as intrusive, more reliable and most important of all, not under US jurisdiction.
I find it very likely that Facebook as it is will cease to exist (not considering zombie accounts) but one of its acquired companies just might blossom and take over its dying territory and soak up its user base. It is a broad and smart survival strategy to purchase as many successful companies as possible to ensure your own survival. Volkswagen has done it, Google is doing it, Yahoo is trying to do it, it’s only logical. As for now I hope that Oculus VR will not take too much damage from this *fingers crossed*…. And that people will stop reminding me that John Carmack now works for Facebook.