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Palmer Luckey at an Oculus event in 2015. Photo: Bloomberg.

Luckey Reflects on a Decade of Oculus; Microsoft’s Kotick Problem

By  |  April 18, 2022 11:00 AM PDT
Photo: Palmer Luckey at an Oculus event in 2015. Photo: Bloomberg.

Friday marked the 10-year anniversary of Oculus, the VR headset maker now owned by Meta Platforms. And Oculus founder Palmer Luckey used the occasion to announce plans to write about his time at the helm of the Oculus brand, beginning with the company’s early days of Kickstarter crowdfunding. Given the drama surrounding his departure from the firm, this should make for interesting reading.

“I have quite a bit to share, especially regarding portions of Oculus history that have been subject to extensive revisionism in public accounts,” Luckey said. But he also made clear this wouldn’t be just about digging through past grievances. Now the CEO of the Thiel-backed defense technology company Anduril Industries, Luckey has weighed in on the state of VR sparingly ever since he left Meta Platforms (then Facebook) in 2017. 

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