Oculus confirmed the move through Twitter, stating simply "We're thrilled to welcome Aaron Nicholls to the team! He'll be working out of the Bellevue R&D lab with Atman and crew."
Nicholls helped code and also managed on hit games like Gears of War, Halo 3 and Jade Empire for Microsoft Studios before joining Valve in 2010 to help with design, gameplay and systems.
Facebook recently acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion, bringing the future of gaming to the mainstream.
Last week, Oculus VR announced the hiring of Michael Abrash as its Chief Scientist, a major industry vet leaving Valve. In the tweet, the Atman mentioned is Atman Binstock, who was also previously an engineer on Valve's virtual reality projects.
We're thrilled to welcome Aaron Nicholls (@aaronhelloworld) to the team! He'll be working out of the Bellevue R&D lab with Atman and crew.-- Oculus (@oculus) March 31, 2014
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Apr 2014 13:18