Update: Oculus has provided us with an official statement in regards to Palmer Luckey’s departure from Oculus and Facebook.
“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.”
It’s been reported that Palmer Luckey, one of the original founders of Oculus VR has been outed from Facebook. This is after three years from when Oculus was sold to Facebook for around $3 billion.
This will be Palmer Luckey’s final week at Facebook with Friday being the last day.
It’s up in the air at this point if Luckey left the company voluntarily or if he was forced out of the company by Facebook. They have yet to release an official statement in regards to his departure. Palmer Luckey has been an innovator in the VR industry with being one of the original founders of the Oculus VR headset, which is used by many people worldwide. This has led to a lot of innovations and new companies coming up with pioneering ideas for the overall growth of the VR industry.
While Palmer Luckey has been involved in much controversy in the past, he will be an iconic figure for the virtual industry in the foreseeable future. We believe that he will definitely help lead other VR companies to success and still help with the growth of the industry in general.
Approximately a year ago, Palmer Luckey hand-delivered the first consumer version of the Oculus Rift headset and changed the lives of many.
There are also factors of the ongoing lawsuits between Oculus and ZeniMax where ZeniMax has accused Oculus of IP infringement in their core Oculus Rift technology. We’ll be providing further updates in regards to the situation.