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Palmer Luckey is leaving Facebook. The Oculus co-founder came up with the Rift and is largely responsible for popularizing VR. Now he departs the world's largest social network three years after selling his company to Facebook. Today will be his last day on the job. Publicly, the parting of ways between Luckey and Facebook is amicable, with Facebook putting out a statement wishing him well. "Palmer will be dearly missed," Facebook said in a statement. "Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and build an industry. We’re thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best."Image Source: Flickr (eVRydayVR)... Read more...
Back in May 2015, Oculus delivered some bad news for those that were possibly hoping to experience the Rift VR headset on Mac or Linux platforms. At the time, Oculus Chief Architect Atman Binstock stated that development on both platforms had been “paused in order to focus on delivering a high quality consumer-level VR experience.” Binstock expressed a desire to renew its OS X/Linux efforts at some point in the future, but indicated that the company “[didn’t] have a timeline.” Now, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is shooting down any possible chance of the Rift coming to Macs in the future. In a recent interview, Luckey made to perfectly clear that most Mac hardware is incapable of handling Oculus... Read more...
Oculus starting accepting pre-orders for its Rift VR headset yesterday, though at a price many weren't expecting. At a dollar shy of $600, sticker shock reverberated through the Internet community, and not without reason -- Oculus founder Palmer Luckey commented just a few months ago that Oculus Rift would be in the "ballpark" of $350, setting up what would turn out to be an unreasonable expectation. So what happened? In a Reddit AMA, Luckey apologized for the disparity and explained that his "ballpark" comment was made in haste. At the time he, he was trying to dispel the notion that Oculus Rift would cost $1,500, a figure that represented the all-in cost of owning Rift after you factor in the... Read more...