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Oculus co-founder leaves company following cancellation of Rift 2

Brendan Iribe, former CEO of Oculus VR, has left the company following the cancellation of a successor to the popular Oculus Rift VR headset.

The sequel to the original Rift, Oculus Rift 2 as it was reportedly being called, was canceled seemingly due to changes in Facebook’s plans moving forward with VR. The Oculus Quest, a standalone VR headset, seems to mimic the tether-free, standalone direction the company is heading as of now.

According to TechCrunch, Iribe had been heading the development for the PC-powered Rift 2 before “internal shake-ups” led to the cancelation of Rift 2 and departure of Brendan Iribe.

Oculus’s other co-founder, Michael Antonov, had already left the company in 2017.

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