Havok’s Head of Dev Relations Joins Oculus

Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, has announced that it has hired former Havok employee Ross O’Dwyer. O’Dwyer was previously the head of developer relations at Havok, known for its popular physics engine utilised in many videogames. It was not revealed specifically what role O’Dwyer will assume at the company, which is currently preparing to ship its second developer kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift in July 2014.


“Happy to announce that I’ve joined the amazing team @Oculus,” O’Dwyer wrote on Twitter following the announcement. “Two days in and just trying to stay afloat in all the great ideas.”

This marks the third appointment that Oculus VR has made in May, starting last week with former Halo 4 art director Kenneth Scott. Just days later Google’s Adrian Wong confirmed he had also moved to the company to work on the headset. Over the course of the year Oculus VR has made a string of high-profile hires, including Valve’s Michael Abrash among others. VRFocus will continue to follow the company’s progress and report back with all the latest.