Facebook Inc (FB): Oculus VR hires Jason Rubin as game studio head

Posted Jun 10, 2014

Oculus VR, the virtual headset company acquired by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) for $2 billion, has hired Jason Rubin as its game studio chief for Oculus VR. Rubin is known as the co-creator of the Crash Bandicoot franchise and the former president of THQ. Rubin’s title will be the head of worldwide studios at Oculus VR. Rubin will be leading a new division at Oculus that focuses on first-party content initiatives across multiple regions.

?There have only been a handful of times in my life where I saw something that I knew would change everything,? stated Rubin in a blog post. ?The awe-inspiring tech Oculus is building is a portal into an incredible world that my daughter will one day consider to be normal. The moment I put it on, I wanted to help define that future.? Rubin is going to be running content studios in San Francisco, Menlo Park, and Irvine, California; Seattle, WA; and Dallas, TX.

Rubin co-founded Naughty Dog in 1985 where he worked on Crash Bandicoot. He then became president of THQ in 2012. Rubin also worked as CEO of Flektor and Monkey Gods.