Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Oculus VR and creator of the original Oculus Rift headset, is leaving parent company Facebook today as reported by UploadVR.
The departure isn’t too much of a surprise considering the controversy that has dogged Luckey over the past year.
In September he was revealed to have donated $10,000 to a pro-Trump group while Facebook was ordered to pay Zenimax $250m in February due to Luckey’s use of allegedly stolen tech to build the Oculus.
A spokesperson for Facebook said:
‘Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer's legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry. We're thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best.’