Facebook VR VP Hugo Barra is being replaced

Facebook’s VP of VR item Hugo Barra is out soon after some leadership alterations at the top rated of the Oculus organization. He’ll be stepping down into a new part top AR/VR partnerships, though Eric Tseng, Facebook’s director of item management, will be replacing Barra in a new title as head of VR item management.

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Barra came on in early 2017 soon after the ouster of Oculus’s current leadership structure, when then-CEO Brendan Iribe was demoted alongside a great deal of the founding group to lead item-precise verticals.

Barra’s part inside CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s inner-circle was diminished soon after longtime executive Andrew Bosworth was placed ahead of him in the org chart top AR/VR at Facebook in a part that also incorporated other customer hardware efforts like Portal. Barra’s departure comes as the organization prepares to release two of its newest virtual reality merchandise, the Rift S and Quest.

It’s unclear what the complete scope of Barra’s new part is. Facebook partnered with Xiaomi — exactly where Barra previously led international efforts — to construct the Oculus Go and Xiamoi’s Mi VR headset. 

Alongside this news, Facebook noted that longtime content material exec Jason Rubin has noticed his part expand as nicely, we’ve asked for far more specifics.