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posted by chromas on Tuesday October 23 2018, @11:32PM   Printer-friendly

Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of 'Rift 2' headset

Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned.

Iribe is leaving Facebook following some internal shake-ups in the company's virtual reality arm last week that saw the cancellation of the company's next generation "Rift 2" PC-powered virtual reality headset, which he had been leading development of, a source close to the matter told TechCrunch.

Iribe and the Facebook executive team had "fundamentally different views on the future of Oculus that grew deeper over time," and Iribe wasn't interested in a "race to the bottom" in terms of performance, we are told.

[...] The cancellation of the company's next-gen PC-based "Rift 2" virtual reality product showcases how the interests of Facebook's executive leadership have centered on all-in-one headsets that don't require a connection to an external PC or phone. In May, Oculus released the $199 Oculus Go headset and plans to release the $399 Oculus Quest headset sometime next spring.

Update 1: Oculus reconfirms "future version of Rift" amid PC cancellation rumors

Update 2: John Carmack: 'I Intend To Stay At Facebook After Oculus Quest Launch'

Also at CNBC, The Verge, and Gizmodo.

Previously: Founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, Departs Facebook
Instagram Co-Founders to Step Down From Facebook

Related: Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset
Facebook Announces a New Standalone VR Headset: Oculus Quest; HTC Releases Vive Wireless Adapter


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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Wednesday October 24 2018, @01:27PM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday October 24 2018, @01:27PM (#752945) Journal

    And I give a flying fuck, why?

    Public health reasons, probably in the FDA competence.
    Speaking of health, from your post, it's apparent that you started to show attention deficit symptoms

    "fundamentally different views on the future of Oculus that grew deeper over time,"

    Eh? Still don't get it? Ok. let me rephrase it:
    "Oculus creates a rift in the views. If distributed publicly, it is likely a considerable segment of its users will see a negative impact on vision over time"

    (grin)
    was it actually needed?

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