Facebook has hired Hugo Barra to lead a growth of practical existence products, following his depart from Chinese smartphone builder Xiaomi.
Mr Barra announced his preference to leave China on Monday.
Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg pronounced a span concluded that “virtual and protracted existence will be a subsequent vital computing platform”.
Mr Barra will reinstate Brendan Iribe, who stepped down as arch executive of a Oculus VR multiplication in December.
He formerly worked during Google between 2010 to 2013, before assisting rise Xiaomi’s tellurian strategy.
Google is building a possess practical existence practice and has announced that Claude Zellweger will be fasten a association to rise a Daydream VR products.
Mr Zellweger was a vice-president of pattern during Taiwan’s HTC, that manufactures a possess Vive VR kit.