As far as Facebook’s involvement in Virtual Reality, some big changes are being made. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced on Facebook that former Xiaomi smartphone executive Hugo Barra will “lead all of [Facebook’s virtual reality efforts,” which includes Oculus.


“Hugo’s in China right now, so here we are together in VR. It seems fitting,” Zuckerberg posted, along with the above picture.

Barra has said this week to Financial Times that his frequent travel schedule as well as the levels of smog in Beijing have taken a “huge toll on my life and started affecting my health.”

“Hugo shares my belief that virtual and augmented reality will be the next major computing platform,” Zuckerberg says. “They’ll enable us to experience completely new things and be more creative than ever before. Hugo is going to help build that future, and I’m looking forward to having him on our team.”

It was previously announced in December of 2016 that CEO Brendan Iribe had stepped down to lead the Oculus VR team for PC. The company mentioned they were looking for a new CEO at the time, which Barra has apparently filled.


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