Oculus Latest News & Update: Facebook Splits Oculus Into Two Groups; Oculus Boss Brendan Iribe Steps Down

By LJ Joseph , Updated Dec 14, 2016 03:09 AM EST

Facebook has divided Oculus into two groups, one for mobile virtual reality and the other one for PC. With this, Oculus boss Brendan Iribe is stepping down from his position as CEO to lead the VR division for PC.

Oculus Latest News: Facebook Splits Oculus Division Into Two Groups

According to PC Gamer, Facebook is doing virtual reality for a long term. To drive its team more focused, strengthen development and accelerate their roadmap in building the next great computing platform, it has decided to split its Oculus division into two groups. One group will continue to focus on creating virtual reality for mobile. On the other hand, its new division will focus on producing VR for PC.

Oculus Latest News: Oculus Boss Brendan Iribe Steps Down

Oculus reports that Oculus boss Brendan Iribe has missed the deep, day-to-day involvement in the creation of a brand new product as their company keeps growing. He has added that people do their best when they love what they are doing. With this, Oculus boss Brendan Iribe is stepping down and leaving the top position of Oculus vacant.

Oculus Latest News: Brendan Iribe Leads VR Group For PC

Virtual reality has already existed in some form for decades. It was Brendan Iribe who played a major role in turning virtual reality from science fiction to a real new consumer technology. This has started when he campaigned for Oculus Rift in 2012 with Palmer Luckey. With their success, Iribe became the CEO of Oculus when it was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.

Oculus boss Brendan Iribe is stepping down to lead the PC VR group and drive back to engineering and product development. This will allow him to do the things that he is most passionate about. It includes research, computer vision and pushing virtual reality forward. On the other hand, Jon Thomason will lead the mobile VR group. Iribe and Thomason will work with Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook, in finding the new CEO for the Oculus team.

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