Oculus’ senior developer of strategy has left the company after over three years.
Callum Underwood confirmed via a blog post that he is joining indie publisher Raw Fury, where he will join former DICE CEO Karl Magnus Troedsson and former Destructoid head Hamza Aziz.
At Oculus he was a key contact for many European VR studios, seeing as he was one of the few Oculus employees not to be based in the US,
I bleed indie – and it’s time for me to do that full time," Underwood wrote. Raw Fury are probably one per cent of the size of Oculus in terms of team size. I’ll be able to irritate everyone at the company at once, and that very much appeals to me.
My plan is to help them find the next pieces to that growing tapestry of games. I’ll be scouting out games, funding them, helping indies, and generally doing what I love best.
I’ve always been slightly estranged at Oculus and Facebook, being one of the only people to work from home remotely, and the only member of my team not based in the office in Menlo Park, US. With that said, Oculus, and the people within it, completely changed my life. The company bent over backwards to make sure my time here has been fulfilling, stress free, and exciting. If I wasn’t so set on going small again, I’d be at Oculus for a long, long time."
Underwood also praised Mark Zuckerberg for personally signing off a period of four months paternity leave.