Although Oculus VR has got people talking all sorts of positives and negatives about them being acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, some innovators have taken notice. One such programming great, Michael Abrash, has even taken it upon himself (and through Oculus VR actually hiring him) to join the virtual reality team as “Chief Scientist” by leaving his position at Valve.
“Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus means that VR is going to happen in all its glory,” Abrash writes in his introductory post on Oculus VR’s website. “The resources and long-term commitment that Facebook brings gives Oculus the runway it needs to solve the hard problems of VR – and some of them are hard indeed. I now fully expect to spend the rest of my career pushing VR as far ahead as I can.”
This news means that Michael Abrash will be joining John Cormack once again as Abrash continues to pursue his dream of creating the metaverse, as indicated in the novel Snow Crash. While the focus on gaming is at the core of what the Oculus Rift should bring about, the creative capabilities of the device in creating virtual worlds, vacation spots and real-to-life recreations are endless. To have leaders of programming industry to be fully onboard with bringing virtual reality into the major populous in a welcoming sight to behold.
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