Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Oculus VR and the designer of the Oculus Rift VR headset, is leaving Facebook, a representative for Oculus has confirmed to IGN.
Luckey’s last day at Facebook, which accompanied Oculus back in 2014 for $2 billion, will be this Friday, March 31. A representative for Oculus provided the following statement regarding Luckey’s departure:
“Palmer will be dearly missed. 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.”
The Oculus spokesperson could not provide further comment on the details regarding Luckey’s departure, which was first reported by UploadVR.