UPDATE: Facebook stepped in to officially debunk this rumor from the New York Times. Facebook has no plans on redesigning the Oculus interface or logo to reflect the recent acquisition.
The original story appears below.
Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has reportedly led to plans for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to be rebranded with a Facebook interface and logo.
According to The New York Times, a source involved in the deal revealed that Facebook will "eventually" redesign the Oculus Rift hardware to use the social media platform's logo and interface.
The social media company announced its acquisition of Oculus VR earlier today. The buyout is worth an estimated $2 billion. Following the news, Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey explained why the deal makes sense.
The news was met with a particularly strong reaction from Minecraft creator Notch, who proceeded to cancel development for the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft.
|Zorine Te is an associate editor at GameSpot, and you can follow her on Twitter @ztharli|
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