Oculus Rift Creator Palmer Luckey Leaves Facebook

Oculus Rift Creator Palmer Luckey Leaves Facebook

Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey has left Facebook. The creator – better known for working on virtual reality headset the Oculus Rift – had his last day on March 31.

Here’s a statement provided to IGN:

"Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer's legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and build an industry. We're thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best."

No further news surrounding the departure has been made available.

Luckey was caught in the middle of a controversy last year, when it was discovered that he personally funded internet groups to post anti Hillary Clinton memes and images. Several studios decried Luckey’s behaviour, cancelling their VR projects on the Oculus Rift.

Facebook purchased Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion USD. A legal battle between Oculus and ZeniMax recently wrapped up, over trade secrets allegedly being stolen from the latter group. A jury ruled partially in favour of ZeniMax, awarding the parent company of publisher Bethesda $500 million USD.

Source: UploadVR



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 3 Apr 2017 5:13 PM
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Was going to say something about a cookie jar, but forget it.
 
 
 
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Monday 3 Apr 2017 9:31 PM
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3 April 2017, 05:13 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Was going to say something about a cookie jar, but forget it.
He looks like he had the whole lot
 
 
 
Posted by Ryzlin
On Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 11:50 AM
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Honestly, I'd be stepping away from Oculus too. What is it with them and controversy?
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 4 Apr 2017 5:48 PM
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4 April 2017, 11:50 AM Reply to Ryzlin
Honestly, I'd be stepping away from Oculus too. What is it with them and controversy?
It's like Digital Suicide and controversy, but slightly smarter.
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Saturday 15 Jul 2017 11:06 AM
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This is a good move, past shenanigans from various Oculus employees definitely affected my impression of the brand.