Oculus Founder Forms New VR Company; Palmer Luckey is Back
One of the major players that helped VR evolve into the modern version that we know today, Palmer Luckey is back in the limelight and founded a new VR company.
Oculus Founder Forms New VR Company
Oculus VR founder and designer of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey, has revealed that he is still in the virtual reality business, forming a new company within it.
Palmer Luckey, who left Oculus back on March 31s this year, revealed the news at Tokyo Game Show 2017. However, he declined to share the company’s name nor what it is working on beyond something virtual-reality related.
Palmer Luckey specifically said the following:
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.
During his appearance on the HTC Vive stage, Luckey added that people should not think of him as an “Oculus person” but rather should see him as simply a “VR person.”
I’ve always been pretty supportive of all VR companies. Right when Sony announced PlayStation VR I did the same thing. I was so excited to see other companies really entering the marketplace and seriously investing in it, and funding developers and funding awareness and getting hardware out there.
Luckey continued by pointing out that there is now all different kinds of companies getting involved in the nascent space, which is a good thing.
It’s a small market now so all the companies should work together to grow the market and then they can all kill each other and stab each other once there’s more money to be made. It’s like a civilization; you can’t have wars until you have multiple countries
Luckey has not disclosed when further information on his new VR company will be revealed.
Pokdepinion: Would Palmer Luckey be working on a new VR hardware? Or would it be some kind of VR games development thing? Or perhaps even better, working on something that will make VR not as resource-intensive nor as pricey as it is now. Who knows. Only time will tell.