Oculus founder quietly exits.
As first reported by UploadVR, Palmer Luckey has departed Facebook and Oculus. Friday March 31 was Luckey’s last day at the VR company which he took from a Kickstarter campaign to an industry leading company which Facebook purchased for $2billion. In an official statement Facebook had the following to say about Luckey:
Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry. We’re thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best.
Luckey’s early successes were recently overshadowed by a scandal involving a sizable donation to a fake news operation supporting Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and the recent legal decision against Facebook in a copyright infringement case filed by Zenimax. In spite of any early business success Luckey’s departure is most likely due to this recent decline.