Items tagged with Brendan Iribe

Brendan Iribe, co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, is leaving the company to embark on whatever the next chapter in his life holds. His departure from the company that started the modern VR push (or at least gave it a major boost) creates a murky future for Oculus. Why did he leave, and how does this impact Facebook, which owns Oculus? Those are both questions he did not answer in his farewell post on Facebook. Instead, he spent most of words on praise for the team effort that "started a revolution that will change the world in ways we can't even envision." He ended the post by saying "this will be the first break I've taken in over 20 years," and that he'll use the time off to "recharge, reflect,... Read more...
For a brief moment, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe experienced a far less threatening version of what Captain Phillips went through when a Somalian pirate commandeered his ship and declared, "I'm the captain now." But instead of guns and a boat, Iribe seemingly lost control of his company when a hacker took control of his Twitter account and used it to announce a new boss."We here at Oculus are very excited to announce our new CEO, @Lid!," the Twitter post declared, followed by a smiling emoticon. To keep the ruse going, @Lid stated on his own Twitter account, "Lol just became CEO of this sh*t company, Oculus," with several emoji added because, well, that's how this generation communicates with one... Read more...
Oculus VR held its first developer conference where nearly 1,000 developers attended. At Oculus Connect, the developer unveiled a new, upgraded prototype of its VR headset designated Crescent Bay. The new prototype features integrated audio, 360-degree head tracking, new display technology, expanded positional tracking volume, and improved weight and ergonomics. While certainly better than the current DK2, Oculus VR chief executive Brendan Iribe said that Crescent Bay is not the consumer version but that “it is much, much closer.” In addition to the new VR headset, new demo content has been created in-house by the developer’s content team called “Crescent Bay Experiences.”... Read more...
It was two years ago this month that the original developer kit for the Oculus Rift blew past its $250,000 goal on Kickstarter en router to raking in nearly $2.5 million. The headline read, "Step into the Game" with the Oculus Rift being billed as "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games." At the time, few could have predicted that it would be bought out by Facebook, but now that it has, what does the future hold? Will it be a bunch of 3D Candy Crush games? According to Oculus co-founder and CEO Brendan Iribe, the headset's future lies in the classroom. "As we were marching along, we started to realize it was going to be a lot more important and have a lot more impact... Read more...