Oculus Has Hired Former Hulu SVP Eugene Wei to Head Video Team
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In an effort to expand its growing team of industry veterans, Oculus has hired former Hulu SVP Eugene Wei as its new head of video. As reported by Re/code, Wei was most recently head of product at Flipboard and also spent seven years at Amazon back in the ’90s.
According to Wei’s LinkedIn profile, he has been with Oculus since November, but it was only recently that Wei’s status was publicly confirmed by Oculus after it was noticed that his Twitter bio was updated this week to reflect the new role.
@hunterwalk Oops, hit reply too early. Meant to say thanks and that I'm excited to explore this new medium!— Eugene Wei (@eugenewei) February 27, 2016
While gaming in virtual reality remains a major focus for Oculus, other key areas like 360-degree video and VR story-telling content are also expected to make a big impact across the industry. Facebook has already started experimenting with 360-degree videos in its News Feed, and immersive short films produced by Oculus Story Studio, like Henry, garnered innovative critical praise.
Not much detail has been revealed about what specific projects Wei will be working on, but it’s been confirmed that he will be working on leading the video team in building the platform that centers around 360-degree video content.
It will be interesting to see how the Oculus platform continues to evolve, as new innovations in VR content are made for consumers.