Oculus VR co-founder Brendan Iribe leaves Facebook
Six years after the foundation of Oculus VR, Brendan Iribe decided to leave the American company that founded the Oculus Rift, just as his friend Palmer Luckey did last year. The Canadian computer scientist and engineer had already left his position as CEO in 2016 to head the PC development division. Dissatisfied with some decisions, particularly those concerning the cancellation of a wired headset, he now wants to take a break in order to take a step back, recharge his batteries and above all become creative again as in the past.
What a ride! We made science fiction into reality and inspired a new industry in the process. Oculus was only possible because of such an extraordinary team and community. Thank you! Now, six years after we launched Oculus and Rift, I'm moving on to the next chapter!
— Brendan Iribe (@brendaniribe) October 22, 2018
He shared a few words about his departure:
“I am deeply proud and grateful for all that we have accomplished together. We have assembled one of the largest research and engineering teams in history, taken the first step towards a true virtual presence with Oculus Rift, and inspired an entirely new sector. We have launched a revolution that will change the world in a way that we cannot even imagine. Yet, from as far away as we have come, the journey has only just begun. Michael Abrash is right: “It’s the good old days. It is now that we must be the pioneers in creating the next great IT platform and the best support. The time has come to develop cutting-edge technologies. Every element of RV and augmented reality needs to be improved, especially the basic equipment and technology, and Oculus has the best team in the world to do it. Although we are still a long way from delivering the smart and magical glasses we all dream of, they are now almost within our reach.”