Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin, whose most recent job was at the now bankrupt and shuttered publisher THQ, has joined Oculus VR. Rubin joined the Facebook-owned virtual reality headset maker to head up its "first-party content initiatives" side of the business.
"There have only been a handful of times in my life where I saw something that I knew would change everything," he said in an Oculus press release. "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 joins a growing list of who's who game developers and executives at Oculus including Former Valve key man Jason Holtman; Neil Konzen, former engineer at Valve; Brian Hook, former engineer at RAD (Telemetry) and the original author of 3Dfx Glide; Adrian Wong, former lead systems engineer at Google[x] (Glass); Ian Field, former engineer at ARM and co-inventor of Cortex-M; Raul Corella, former head of supply chain at JawBone, Monster, and Leap Motion; Laura Fryer, former GM of Epic Seattle and WB Seattle; Paul Pedriana, former lead engineer at EA; David Moore, former engineer at RAD (Granny); Kenneth Scott, former art director at 343 Studios (Halo 4); Seneca Menard, former technical artist at id Software; Paul Pepera, former environment artist at Valve and 343 Studios; Brian Sharp, former engineer at Bungie; Aaron Nicholls, former engineer at Valve, 343 Studios, and Microsoft; Matt Alderman, former engineer at Valve and ArenaNet; Cass Everitt, former GPU architect and engineer at Nvidia; Ross O'Dwyer, former at head of development support at Havok; Douglas Lanman, former research scientist at Nvidia Research and MIT Media Lab; and DOOM and Quake creator and id Software co-founder John Carmack.