SuperHyperCube Cancels Oculus Rift Support Amid Political Controversy
Here’s one you don’t see everyday. Developer Kokoromi, the team behind the upcoming virtual reality puzzle title, SuperHyperCube, has announced that they are cancelling the game’s release on the Oculus Rift VR headset, as a result of Palmer Luckey’s political actions.
For those who are unaware, Luckey, one of the co-founder’s of Oculus, was recently reported (by The Daily Beast) to be funding a pro-Donald Trump group whose main goal is to defame presidential candidate Hilary Clinton through the use of Internet memes.
Kokoromi and publisher Polytron announced this decision on Twitter, but also took to PasteBin in order to provide more insight into their decision:
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.
SuperHyperCube, which was originally created and conceived back in 2008, is set to launch alongside the PlayStation VR headset on October 13.