Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe to lead PC VR group
Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus, will step down from the top job to head up the company’s new PC VR group.
Iribe, who was a founding member of Oculus back in 2012, said in a blog post that he wanted to spend more time building new products “on the leading edge of technology”.
He also confirmed that Jon Thomason, who recently joined the Oculus team, will lead the mobile VR group. “Together we’ll work with Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook, to find a new leader for the Oculus team,” Iribe said.
Explaining the rationale behind the changes, Iribe said: “With our growth and product strategy, we’ve decided to establish new PC and mobile VR groups to be more focused, strengthen development and accelerate our roadmap.
“Looking ahead and thinking about where I’m most passionate, I’ve decided to lead the PC VR group—pushing the state of VR forward with Rift, research and computer vision. As we’ve grown, I really missed the deep, day-to-day involvement in building a brand new product on the leading edge of technology.”