Oculus VR hires former Valve developer Michael Abrash as chief scientist

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Just days after its acquisition by Facebook, Oculus VR has hired former Valve developer Michael Abrash as its chief scientist. Abrash was involved in Valve’s own virtual reality projects, but is also known for his work on the game Quake and Microsoft’s Natural Language Group. In a blog post, Abrash supported Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR. He said virtual reality was a catch-22, in that it required a large level of investment to prove its potential – but to attract that sort of funding, someone needed to show what was possible. Facebook is solving that problem by giving Oculus VR...



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