Oculus VR Steals Three Valve VR Specialists In A Month
While the internet was up in flames last week over Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR, the guys over at the kickstarter company were busy scouting new talent, ultimately bring three veterans of the VR industry over from one of their main competitors, Valve. Valve has made no secret about working on VR technology as well, but over the past month they’ve lost three of their biggest developers to Oculus.
The most recent move involves Aaron Nicholls, who has spent the last four years working at Valve on VR exclusively. He joins other former Valve employees, Atman Binstock and Michael Abrash, who also worked on Valve’s VR division before being offered a better deal at Oculus.
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Nicholls spoke about the jump to the company that seems to be pioneering VR in the gaming industry, and how he is excited to get to work on the Rift.
“Moves like this are always a little scary, but I’m very excited and can’t wait to start in the morning.”
Acquisitions like this are one of the reasons why Oculus VR needed a backer like Facebook. With all the financial stability the company now has, they are free to go and hire some of the best VR minds in the industry, attracting them to the Rift. What this ultimately results in is a better product for you, the raging lunatic who was sending death threats to Oculus employees last week.
Ok, maybe not you. But some idiots tried that last week. Let’s just hope Oculus has a special Rift waiting for them. One that involves needles to the eyes, maybe?