Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell leaves Facebook

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell leaves parent company Facebook. He announces this in a message on Reddit. Mitchell was the last of the original founders of Oculus who still worked at Facebook.


Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell leaves parent company Facebook. He announces this in a message on Reddit. Mitchell was the last of the original founders of Oculus who still worked at Facebook.

Mitchell led the virtual reality team at Facebook, since the acquisition of Oculus in 2014. Facebook then took over the company that makes the VR glasses Oculus Rift for 2 billion dollars.

The CEO says he makes time to travel and be with family. "I will remain involved with the community, but will play a much smaller role," he writes. It is not clear who will be Mitchell's successor at Facebook.

Oculus started on Kickstarter in 2012. The company sold VR glasses for 300 dollars. The makers hoped to raise 250,000 dollars, but eventually received nearly 2.5 million dollars.

This year, Facebook released the Oculus Quest, a high-quality VR headset that can be used without computers and cables. In addition, all hardware is in the glasses themselves.

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