Facebook’s VP of VR Hugo Barra steps downBarra moves sideways as former director of product management Erick Tseng steps into his roleHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterFriday 10th May 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleFacebookOculus VRAfter taking the role at Facebook two years ago, vice president of VR Hugo Barra has stepped down. Barra originally joined the company in April 2017 to lead its VR division, but announced on Twitter this week that he will be “taking a new role [at Facebook] building a global AR/VR partner ecosystem based in NYC.”The move comes just weeks before Oculus is slated to release the Oculus Quest and Rift S. “Time for me to take on the next big challenge-bringing AR and VR to more people,” said Barra. Before joining Facebook, he was vice president of global at Xiaomi for three years, and bounced between different executive roles at Google for over five years. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Facebook’s former director of product management Erick Tseng will now move into the role of vice president of VR. Tseng, who has held his previous position for nine years, made the announcement on Twitter. “Excited to return to my consumer hardware roots and join a team that is transforming science fiction into reality,” he said. “Looking forward to delivering products that will revolutionize how we work, play, and connect.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesFacebook acquires Downpour InteractiveDeveloper of Early Access military shooter Onward joins Oculus Studios, will continue supporting non-Oculus VR platformsBy Brendan Sinclair 11 days agoFacebook Gaming creators have earned $50m in Stars in 2020Over 2000 creators are making more than $1,000 per month on the platformBy Rebekah Valentine 4 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.