Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey says that he and his family have received death threats since news of the $2 billion Facebook buyout broke.
"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," Luckey posted via Reddit.
Reaction to the deal has been largely negative, with Oculus Rift Kickstarter backers registering their displeasure on the Rift's Kickstarter page and several high-profile figures, most notably Markus "Notch" Persson, voicing their concerns.
Oculus Vice President Nate Mitchell recently told "We assumed that the reaction would be negative, especially from our core community. Beyond our core community, we expected it would be positive. I don't think we expected it to be so negative."
Oculus founder and family received death threats over Facebook deal
01 April 2014 | By Nick Horth