Oculus' Head of Video has left the company

Eugene Wei has left the company, no replacement is planned

Oculus' Head of Video has left the company

Oculus' Head of Video has left the company

 
Oculus' Head of Video, Eugine Wei, has confirmed that he has left the company. At this time it is unknown why he left the company, though his departure did happen just a few weeks after Facebook shut down Oculus' Story Studio, the company's in-house cinematic VR production studio, where Facebook dismissed all of the studio's 50 or so employees. 
 
Oculus has confirmed that they are not actively searching for a replacement for Wei, with the company seemingly winding down their internal VR video creation efforts to instead work on building up investments for external creators of non-gaming VR content.  
Over the past while, Oculus has faced a lot of internal struggles, with founder Palmer Luckey leaving the company earlier this year and Co-founder Brendan Iribe stepping down as CEO in January.  

  

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25-08-2017, 23:14:05

NeverBackDown
The fall of VR begins...Quote

26-08-2017, 04:39:25

AlienALX
Yup this doesn't look good. Man am I glad I only dumped £150 into a headset. Oculus had supported the DK2 all the way up until recently when they started being aholes and won't let you set it up properly before use. In other words they are trying to force you to buy a expensive headset. Me? I've not even used mine since the change..

Ah well, it looks nice on my desk lol. Makes a nice ornament Quote

26-08-2017, 07:16:12

WYP
I am hearing that Palmer Lucky is making posts on Reddit asking people if he should "Buy Vive", the company. I think he is bitter with the direction FB is taking with Oculus.Quote

29-08-2017, 08:57:54

Digikid
and yet... I am enjoying my CV1 Rift immensely. Fantastic system.

While I HATE Facebook and HATE the fact that they own Oculus I can only hope that this will get better.Quote

29-08-2017, 09:12:23

jimma47
Current price wars will hopefully breathe some life back into them. No new developments for a while yet (as in Gen 2) so looks like they are trying to make it affordable. Rift is $499, Vive is around $700 and the PS and MS versions have just had price drops as well.Quote
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