Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset has hired former 343 Industries and id Software developer Kenneth Scott to help build its first-party content team. Scott most recently worked on the Xbox 360’s Halo 4 as a senior art director. The developer left franchise developer 343 Industries earlier in the year ‘in order to be with his family’.
Oculus VR announced the news on its Twitter account. “Welcome Kenneth Scott (@superactionfunb), Oculus Art Director, formerly of 343 and id Software. Ken is building our 1st-party content team!” the post read.
Though it wasn’t confirmed, ‘first-party content’ could refer to Oculus VR developing its own software for the Oculus Rift. This could simply amount to demo software that might come packaged with the consumer version of the device, though it could be that the company is seeking to develop its own full videogames as well. The company is already co-publish the upcoming EVE: Valkyrie on PC; could its operations expand from there?
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