Oculus Rift’s new chief architect is Valve’s ex-lead VR engineer

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By on March 12, 2014 at 11:08 am

Atman Binstock, formerly of Valve’s VR division, has been announced as the new chief architect of the Seattle Oculus Rift R&D team.

“Just over two years ago, (Valve’s) Michael Abrash and I were sitting in a coffee shop in Kirkland,” said Binstock in a press release. He was trying to convince me to come work on AR and VR with him at Valve,” said Binstock.

“Michael convinced me that I was capable of contributing [and] I should be actively pushing it forward. I signed up. Two years later, we’ve solved some of the basic problems, proven great VR is not only possible but truly magical, and now I want to bring it to the world.”

Binstock has previously worked at a number of other companies, including RAD, DICE, and Intel.

Source: Oculus Rift

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No doubt that Oculus is attracting some major talent – I’m looking forward to the first consumer product they release.

 
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