Charged up: Why I’m fine with Facebook cancelling the Oculus Rift 2

A next-gen, PC-tethered headset won’t move the needle

News broke this week that Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe was departing Facebook. While the terms of his departure seemed amicable in his public statement, there was a different story being told elsewhere. According to TechCrunch, Iribe walked after canceled plans for an Oculus Rift 2.

Or at least, the Rift 2 as Iribe envisioned it: shortly after the story broke, Facebook commented that it is still working towards a next generation of the Rift, and other members of the Oculus team, including Andrew Bosworth, have also denied the veracity of TechCrunch’s report.

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