Today, it was announced on the Oculus subreddit forums that Rift creator Palmer Luckey is now one of the forum’s official moderators.
Luckey has had a very eventful year and a half. After departing Facebook (the company that owns Oculus) back in March of 2017 he has stayed relatively quiet, but that’s likely about to change.
As a longtime member of and advocate for the community, Luckey will likely be much more involved in conversations regarding his former employer and the company he helped build. In the past he has made statements that were loosely associated with his departure and even helped fund a hack that gets around the Oculus Home store for Vive users, but has mostly remained detached from the VR community as a whole.
“I look forward to serving the community,” writes Luckey on Reddit in response to the announcement. “It has been incredible watching this sub go from a hyper-niche enthusiast hangout to the mainstream. This has been the single largest VR community in the world since near the start, and I think it will stay that way for a long time, even as the eternal September continues.”
It will be interesting to see Luckey get more involved with the VR ecosystem once again and hopefully announce some of the projects he must be working on. Let us know what you think down in the comments below!