Naughty Dog co-founder and former THQ executive Jason Rubin has joined Oculus Rift, the company announced today.
Rubin will be leading Oculus’ first-party software development for the company’s upcoming VR-headset.
“After decades of game innovation on traditional screens, the longtime dream of true presence inside a virtual world is finally here,” said Rubin in a statement on Oculus Rift’s website. “Virtual reality requires an entirely different approach; from systems and protocols to game design and storytelling, everything is being reimagined from the ground up to deliver experiences that are entirely new and magical.”
Rubin is best known for co-founding Sony-based development studio Naughty Dog, as well as playing an instrumental role in shaping both the Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter franchises. More recently, Rubin served as the president of THQ before its closure last year.
Source: [Oculus Rift]