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Oculus founder has a new company, working on VR still

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is working on 'some very exciting things' for the VR industry with his new company
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Sep 25, 2017 4:41 am

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has been quiet since his exit from the VR startup, but during the Tokyo Game Show this week, Luckey confirmed he's formed a new company.




The new company is working on VR in some form, with Luckey saying: "I have a new company; I can't talk about my projects too much yet, but I'm still working in the virtual reality industry on some very exciting things". Continuing, Luckey said he doesn't want to be seen "as an Oculus person" as his ambitions are much bigger than what one company is doing.


He continued: "Don't think of me as an Oculus person. Just think of me as a VR person. Everything. Sony, HTC, other companies. Everything".


But what exactly is he working on? Well, according to The New York Times, Luckey's ideas back in June were start-up ideas. This included technology that could be used for border crossing security, which involves "light detecting and ranging" technology mixed with infrared sensors. The report continued: "Those familiar with the plan say Mr. Luckey believes his system, which can be mounted on telephone poles, can be built far more cost effectively than Mr. Trump's proposed wall on the Mexican border--and with fewer obstacles from landowners".


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