Industry veteran says the social networking behemoth will help the development of the technology.
“I have zero personal background with them, and I could think of other companies that would have more obvious synergies,” he commented.
“However, I do have reasons to believe that they get the Big Picture as I see it, and will be a powerful force towards making it happen. You don't make a commitment like they just did on a whim.”
Oculus has received sharp criticism from fans and fellow developers alike for allowing themselves to be purchased by Facebook for $2bn.
The move by Facebook seemingly caught everyone by surprise, including Carmack who commented: "I wasn't personally involved in any of the negotiations - I spent an afternoon talking technology with Mark Zuckerberg, and the next week I find out that he bought Oculus."