Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin joins Oculus VR

Oculus VR is slowly but surely turning into a sort of videogame industry all-star team. Former Steam boss Jason Holtman signed up last week , and before him the Oculus Rift maker gobbled up John Carmack , Michael Abrash, David MeMartini and a slew of others from some pretty big-name studios. And now that list has grown again with the addition of Naughty Dog co-founder and former THQ President Jason Rubin .

Oculus VR announced today that Rubin will take on the role of head of worldwide studios, leading the company's first-party development efforts. "There have only been a handful of times in my life where I saw something that I knew would change everything," he said in a statement. "The awe-inspiring tech Oculus is building is a portal into an incredible world that my daughter will one day consider to be normal. The moment I put it on, I wanted to help define that future."

Rubin's previous credits include the Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter games, and he also served briefly as the president of THQ, from mid-2012 until its final collapse in January 2013. Can't really hold that one against him, though; THQ was a sinking ship long before Rubin was helicoptered in to take the helm.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.