Nate Mitchell, the last Oculus cofounder remaining at the Facebook-owned company, has announced that he is leaving. Having most recently headed up Oculus’ Rift team and the virtual reality products side of Facebook, Mitchell shared the “bittersweet news” in a today.

“After 7 incredible years, I’ve decided to move on from Oculus / Facebook,” he said, noting the progress Oculus made between launching its famous 2012 Kickstarter campaign to now, when “VR is changing people’s lives every day.” Mitchell notes he’s “taking time to travel, be with family, and recharge,” with a plan to “still be part of this community,” but “have a much smaller role to play.”

It’s unclear whether the departure was entirely amicable, but it appears to have been fairly sudden, even

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