Oculus founder’s pro-Trump actions dismayed developers

With some $10 grand donation to Nimble America to hate on Clinton, some Oculus devs want Luckey out of Oculus.


Palmer Luckey gets the walk out he probably deserves from developers after being too cocky with mixing politics using his influence as the Oculus founder. Apparently, Luckey has been using his vast wealth accumulated from when Facebook bought his company in 2014 to support a pro-Donald Trump social campaign focused on memes and “shitposting.”

According to reports, Luckey did not only fund Nimble America, a non-profit group to derail presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and in turn boost Donald Trump’s campaign – he is also the vice president of the said group. Palmer Luckey confessed that he indeed posted and stood behind pro-Trump statements.

He said,

The American Revolution was funded by wealthy individuals. The same has been true of many movements for freedom in history. You can’t fight the American elite without serious firepower. They will outspend you and destroy you by any and all means.

“Money is not my issue. I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time,” Luckey added.

Through this statement, a digital billboard located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania can be traced in part back to Luckey’s $10,000 contribution to Nimble America in additional funding. This billboard shows a cartoonish Clinton with words, “Too big to jail”.

Developers boycott

Many developers expressed dismay over these and specifically pulls out support for Oculus and its upcoming Oculus Touch controllers.

Polytron already has. The group that came out with “Fez,” stated on Pastebin that it has cancelled development of “SUPERHYPERCUBE” for the Rift because of Luckey’s political involvement.

“In a political climate as fragile and horrifying as this one, we cannot tacitly endorse these actions by supporting Luckey or his platform,” the group said.

Developers are even threatening to boycott support for the new Oculus Touch controllers if Palmer Luckey doesn’t leave Oculus (the company). These are their tweets even mentioning accounts of Oculus and Luckey.


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