Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe Steps Down

Posted by HardOCP News 1:51 PM (CST)

Tuesday December 13, 2016

I'm not sure what is behind this move but it's a pretty big announcement. While the press release says all the normal stuff people say when they are stepping down from a CEO position, I do like what Iribe said about heading up the PC VR group.

Changing the world on that scale has required us to also scale Oculus at warp speed. 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 groupآ—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.