Jack McCauley was one of the six Oculus co-founders, but he’s also one of its biggest bears, telling CNBC he doesn’t think there’s a market for virtual reality video gaming.
Five years after its $2 billion purchase of Oculus, Facebook is still pushing forward in its efforts to bring virtual reality to a mainstream audience.
But one of the company’s six co-founders now doubts Oculus will ever break through.
Jack McCauley told CNBC he doesn’t think there’s a real market for VR gaming. With Facebook positioning its Oculus devices primarily as gaming machines, McCauley doesn’t believe there’s much of a market for the device.
“If we were gonna sell, we would’ve sold,” McCauley said in a phone interview on Wednesday.
McCauley, who left Oculus in November 2015, said sales of the devices he worked on were modest. The original DK1, released in 2013 sold 70,000 units while the follow-up DK2 from 2014 sold 150,000, he recalled.
Sales have grown with newer devices, but Oculus has yet…