Facebook’s Previous Head of Oculus & Reality Labs Partnerships Leaves Company – Road to VR

Hugo Barra, one-time head of Oculus and VP of Fb Actuality Labs partnerships, has introduced that he’s left Fb.

Barra introduced the information in a Fb put up, saying that Could 17th was his final day on the firm. Barra says he is happening to so “one thing utterly completely different” as he takes his subsequent step within the healthcare expertise house. Precisely the place that can land him isn’t clear for now.

Fb's Earlier Head of Oculus & Actuality Labs Partnerships Leaves Firm – Street to VR 4Picture courtesy Fb

“I hope to have the ability to apply what I’ve realized from working within the client tech trade to assist clear up significant issues within the healthcare world. Wanting ahead to sharing extra quickly,” Barra says.

Barra got here to Fb in 2017 from his function as International VP on the China-based tech large Xiaomi, changing Oculus’ first CEO Brendan Iribe. Iribe allegedly left the corporate resulting from Fb’s determination to shift focus away from the PC VR Rift platform and in direction of standalone VR. Rift has since been shelved after the discharge of Rift S, the PC VR successor inbuilt partnership with Lenovo.

Throughout his tenure at Fb, Barra oversaw the launch of the standalone 3DOF headset Oculus Go in 2018 as head of Oculus. Assuming his newest final function in 2019, he additionally labored on the corporate’s Ray-Ban kinds AR glasses.

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