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Media: co-founder of Oculus left the company after the cancellation of the development of Rift 2

Brendan Irib did not disclose reasons for leaving, however, according to sources, he had a disagreement with Facebook.

               

The TechCrunch portal said Oculus co-founder Brendan Irib has resigned his senior position. According to the publication, his departure is associated with some kind of internal rearrangements in the VR division of the company that occurred in mid-October. Because of this, they turned off the development of the Rift 2 headset, which the Iriba team was engaged in.

A site source said Iribe and Facebook have “fundamentally different views on the future of Oculus.” The co-founder of the VR company did not want to participate in the “race to the bottom,” said TechCrunch.

On his Facebook page , Brendan Irib did not report the reasons for leaving and did not tell what he would do in the future. He thanked the collaborators of Oculus and Facebook, as well as Mark Zuckerberg himself.

Since 2012, Irib has held a leading position in Oculus. In 2014, Facebook bought a VR company for $ 2 billion.

In September, Oculus introduced the Quest headset, which works autonomously and does not require a PC connection. In terms of power, it is comparable to modern hybrid consoles and allows you to run most games for the previous Oculus Rift model. Sales of the new virtual reality helmet will begin in the spring of 2019.

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