Palmer Luckey, founder of the Oculus Rift VR platform, created a whole heap of trouble for his virtual reality brand after he revealed yesterday that he has been secretly spent a huge amount of his fortune sponsoring pro-Trump memes. I wish I was making this up.
Today, Polytron, developers of the VR puzzler “SUPERHYPERCUBE” have announced that they are dropping support for Luckey’s product, the Oculus Rift. They cite Luckey’s politics as the primary (read: only) reason for this business decision.
SUPERHYPERCUBE will not be supporting Oculus. https://t.co/sqtAzZ8hJZ
— Polytron (@Polytron) September 23, 2016
Their tweet links to a Pastebin statement, which reads as follows:
You may have seen the news yesterday that ties Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey to Nimble America, a Trump-endorsing organization Luckey started to defame Clinton via “the power of Internet memes”.
In a political climate as fragile and horrifying as this one, we cannot tacitly endorse these actions by supporting Luckey or his platform.
In light of this, we will not be pursuing Oculus support for our upcoming VR release, SUPERHYPERCUBE.
If you are a voting citizen of the United States, please remember to register and make your voice heard this November 8th. Do not let bigotry, white supremacy, hate and fear win.
Kokoromi & Polytron
It is unclear how this decision will affect the status of this PS4 title.