Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus who left earlier in the year, is staying the VR game industry and has been working on exciting things. “I have a new company; I can’t talk about my projects too much yet, but I’m still working in the virtual reality industry on some very exciting things,” said Luckey at an HTC Vive event. He continued stating that he doesn’t want to just be an “Oculus person”, he wants to be thought of as a “VR Person” who is associated with many different brands.
Earlier in the year, Facebook had to pay $500 million to ZeniMax as part of a lawsuit that said the VR technology they own is stolen and was used to develop the Oculus Rift. ZeniMax targeted Lucky saying that “he lacked the training, expertise, resources, or know-how to create commercially viable VR technology, his computer programming skills were rudimentary, and he relied on ZeniMax’s computer program code and games to demonstrate the prototype Rift.”
Do you trust Luckey and his future projects? Are you still interested in the Oculus Rift? Are you going to get it now that the price dropped? Let me know in the comments below!