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Oculus VR Moves HQ Closer to Facebook Offices

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), has a number of offices and facilities based around the USA. While the company continues R&D work in Seattle, Washington, it has mainly become closely associated with the city of Irvine, California, where its headquarters have been based for the past few years. That’s no longer the case however, as it has recently been revealed that the VR specialist has moved some staff out of the old offices and found a spot closer to its parent company, Facebook.

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The Oculus VR headquarters are now located in Menlo Park, where Facebook’s own head offices can be found. According to Orange County Register the move has been made in order to place key figureheads within Oculus VR closer to the social networking giant, which acquired the company for $2 billion USD back in 2014. All that said, the offices in Irvine are still very much in use, although it’s not clear exactly which departments occupy the space at this point in time. There doesn’t seem to be any changes to other facilities in Seattle, Dallas and Korea.

This news likely won’t be of much consequence to the many VR enthusiasts currently awaiting the consumer release of the Oculus Rift. Oculus VR has most recently been showcasing its Crescent Bay prototype for the device, sporting full 360 degree positional tracking, integrated audio and an OLED display that bests the 1080p one found in the second development kit (DK2). The company hasn’t yet revealed any solid launch details although many are hoping that the first consumer HMD will arrive before the end of 2015.

Recently Oculus VR confirmed that it will be taking its ‘latest prototypes’ to this year’s Game Developers Conference in March. VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR’s actions closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.