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Facebook hid creepy messages inside its VR controllers

Facebook hid creepy messages inside its VR controllers

Nate Mitchell, cofounder of Oculus and head of the VR project at Facebook announced today that there were some accidental "easter eggs" placed in Oculus controllers that are set to ship out with upcoming Rift S and Quest systems. The messages on the final production hardware, which will actually be hidden inside the controllers, also include "The Masons Were Here, ' while some developer kits limited to non-consumer units shipped with messages like 'Hi iFixit!"

To some, jokes like "Big Brother is watching" are in poor taste considering the public relations woes of Oculus parent company, Facebook. "Unfortunately, some "easter egg" labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers, ' Mitchell tweeted".

"While I appreciate Easter eggs, these were inappropriate and should have been removed".

'The integrity and functionality of the hardware were not compromised, and we've fixed our process so this won't happen again, ' he added.

Facebook has accidentally printed several weird phrases onto its touch controllers that are a part of the company's Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S VR headsets. The re-designed Oculus Touch controllers are developed for the Oculus Rift S, with plans to ship sometime this Spring.

Facebook said it accidentally hid freakish and "inappropriate" messages inside "tens of thousands" of virtual-reality controllers, including "Big Brother is Watching" and "The Masons Were Here".

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No devices with the messages have been purchased yet. "We See You!' but those were limited to non-consumer units", he said. iFixit is a tech fix company known for publicly deconstructing new gadgets and posting photos of their innards online.

The Rift S and Quest headsets are slated to launch in the coming weeks.

Nate added that some of these messages seem "inappropriate" and that it shouldn't have been passed onto consumer products, however, they have rectified the issue and thus, no more products will be printed with such creepy messages.

Even still, Facebook representative Johanna Peace said affected units would not be recalled once they're shipped, which makes plenty of sense seeing as those messages won't affect how the product performs at all.

Business Insider was the first to report on the tweets.


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