Today it was announced that Jason Rubin is joining the Oculus Rift team as the Head of Worldwide Studios, making him responsible for all first-party initiatives in Seattle, San Fransisco, Menlo Park, Dallas, and Irvine.
Rubin is an industry veteran best known as the co-founder of Naughty Dog, the studio responsible for Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us, Jak and Daxter, and Uncharted. He spoke of his first experience with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset as the one that convinced him to make the jump to VR development.
“There have only been a handful of times in my life where I saw something that I knew would change everything. The awe-inspiring tech Oculus is building is a portal into an incredible world that my daughter will one day consider to be normal,” Rubin said. “The moment I put it on, I wanted to help define that future.”