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Former Valve VR Engineer Moves Over To Oculus Rift

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 11, 2014 at 02:29 PM

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photo courtesy of Oculus Rift

Atman Binstock, a now former lead engineer for Valve's VR project, has moved over to Oculus Rift and is now its new chief architect.

Binstock helped to develop Valve's VR Room demo, which was recently shown, and generated a lot of excitement, at Steam Dev Days. Binstock also has history with Intel and DICE. According to the post on Oculus Rift's website announcing Binstock, he helped the Valve VR team overcome simulator sickness and deliver a true sense of "presence" in a virtual reality setting.

This isn't the first developer to move to Oculus Rift after becoming excited about the technology. John Carmack, co-founder of id and a driving force behind the creation of Doom, decided to go work for Oculus Rift late last year.

[Source: Oculus Rift]


Our Take
Oculus Rift is attracting some impressive talent. Whatever it has going on behind the scenes to show off to potential employees, it must be making people very exciting. I'm excited to see what Oclulus has in the works.