Co-founder and Head of Rift at Oculus Nate Mitchell has denied any reports of cancellation of a Rift 2 PC VR HMD following Oculus co-founder and former CEO Brendan Iribe's departure from the company.
A lot of questions today about the future of Rift — we're still driving forward on the Rift/PC platform with new hardware, software, and content.— Nate Mitchell (@natemitchell) October 22, 2018
Lots of great stuff in the works. More to share in the months ahead.
After Iribe announced his departure on Monday, several posited (via TechCrunch) that his decision was made because of a potential cancellation of the Oculus Rift 2 after a series of internal changes at Facebook. TechCruch stated that Iribe and a Facebook executive actually had "fundamentally different views" on Oculus' future and that Iribe was simply uninterested in what he described as a "race to the bottom" when it comes to performance.
Mitchell has gone on record to say that the tea is "driving forward" on the Rift/PC platform with "new hardware, software, and content." There's no talk of any cancellation, but there could always be more at play here than what's immediately available on the surface.
Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates on the situation.