Pioneer of virtual reality Palmer Lucky leaves the company Facebook
Failures continue to haunt the creators of virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. It would seem that only recently ended a lawsuit, the outcome of which came to 500 million fine imposed on Facebook for copyright infringement and theft of technology companies Zenimax. Now the company Oculus founder Palmer leaves her Lucky.
Three years ago, Facebook acquired Oculus for $ 2 billion. This opened the creators headset Oculus Rift huge opportunities in terms of development and popularization of virtual reality technology. But they have always something did not go according to plan. The first major blow was a lawsuit by Zenimax, lawyers who argued that the famous programmer John Carmack, sitting in Oculus, taken with former employment valuable data on the VR-technologies. Sued the court granted only in part and ordered Facebook to pay compensation in the amount of $ 500 million.
In this adventure Oculus and its key staff have not ended. Last year, Lucky Palmer was accused of sponsoring companies Nimble America, which created caricatures and memes about US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Lucky moved to the account of the company's donation of 10,000 dollars, which led to anger opponents Donald Trump and sharp condemnation of their actions in the media. On the Internet, he began to actively poison and insult. Since then, about Palmer Lucky nothing was heard. He ceased to appear in public and keep their accounts in social networks. And now we see that this story has ended for the founder of Oculus sad - he has to leave his post.
"We will miss Palmer. His legacy has long gone beyond the Oculus. His inventive spirit has helped start a revolution in the field of virtual reality and once again drew attention to the industry for this technology. We are grateful for all that he has done for the company Oculus and wish him success in all your endeavors, "- says an official statement of Facebook.