Mar 31, 2017

Oculus virtual reality founder leaves Facebook

Facebook, which owns Oculus, gave no details about why Mr Luckey left the firm or what he planned to do next. Mr Luckey had been the public face of Oculus since 2012 and regularly gave presentations at industry events about VR's potential. Widespread criticism of his involvement with the pro-Trump group prompted Mr Luckey to apologise for the effect the revelation had had on perceptions of Oculus. The publicity meant Mr Luckey appeared far less often at Oculus events. As founder and major shareholder of Oculus, Mr Luckey received a significant payout when Facebook bought the company in 2014 for $2bn..

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