Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

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Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus Rift, and is responsible for the first prototypes of the virtualrealitybril Oculus Rift, has parent company Facebook leave.

That leaves Oculus Thursday know across the website UploadVR. The company Friday officially announced that Luckey to blow.

In a statement, reports Oculus is part of Facebook, that Luckey has been responsible for the start of the ” modern VR revolution’. The company is also grateful to him for his work for Oculus and the virtualrealitymarkt in general.

It is not yet known whether Luckey voluntarily departed or that there is a forced departure. A representative of Oculus wanted no definite answer.


Luckey came last autumn, the negative in the news because of his involvement in a political group, Donald Trump, at the time still presidential candidate, has supported. That did the group by using the internet images to spread that Hillary Clinton is ridiculous.

The political interference of Luckey gave Oculus a lot of criticism of virtualrealityontwikkelaars and owners of Oculus Rift glasses. In response to the commotion, the company decided at the time to the founder of the company, a less visible role in the company.

Possible is Luckey for the same reason, now all the way at Oculus and Facebook. His company was in early 2014 acquired by the social network for an amount of two billion dollars. Oculus is usually mentioned as the party that has the interest in virtual reality, a new life has blown.

After Oculus also followed HTC, which together with gamebedrijf Valve, the Vive-glasses released, and Sony with the PlayStation VR-glasses. Also made Oculus in partnership with Samsung, the Gear VR goggles.

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