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The last captain of the good ship THQ is now onboard Oculus Rift

Tuesday, 10th June 2014 23:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Naughty Dog co-founder and erstwhile THQ president Jason Rubin has fallen prey to the sexy wiles of Oculus Rift.

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The VR tech firm has appointed Rubin head of worldwide studios, popping him in charge of the company’s first-party software development projects.

“There have only been a handful of times in my life where I saw something that I knew would change everything,” Rubin said in a statement published on GamesIndustry.

“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.

“The team at Oculus has been working to push the boundaries of what’s possible with hardware and software. I’m excited to bring together a new division dedicated to building high-quality VR content that helps define the platform and inspire others to do the same.”

Rubin co-founded Crash Bandicoot and Uncharted developer Naughty Dog in 1985, and joined THQ in 2012. He spent nine months struggling to avoid THQ’s fate before its demise.

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  1. Untold stories

    These guys have been getting bigger and bigger every time I read up on them. Either this is going to be one of the biggest companies that existed or one of the biggest busts. Either way they’ve been interesting

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