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To learn more and subscribe, please click here.Facebook s Oculus will split into two separate divisions — one focusing on PC VR and one focusing on mobile VR — CEO Brendan Iribe wrote in a blog post Tuesday.As a result of the reshuffling, Iribe will step down from the role of CEO to lead the PC division, and Jon Thomason, who joined the Oculus team in the summer, will head mobile.
The different form factors of mobile and PC lend themselves to divergent use cases and content.
For instance, smartphone-powered headsets, such as the Samsung Gear VR, are primarily used to view 360 video, while PC headsets are targeted more at VR gaming.
The two businesses will focus on building out these areas:Oculus is more concerned with bolstering the number of the platform's users, making its technology available for a range of smartphone vendors.
The lower cost of smartphone-powered devices has helped grow the Oculus user base.