Hugo Barra, the man who heads up the Oculus VR project, is stepping down but remaining with parent company Facebook to help build a global AR/VR partner ecosystem. His goal in his new position is to expand the audience for VR and AR technology.

Hugo came on board as Facebook’s Vice President of Virtual Reality back in 2017. He took over as head of the Oculus project when Oculus CEO and co-founder Brendan Iribe left the CEO position. Barra is stepping down on the cusp of the releases of Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift 5.

Hugo Barra’s replacement is set to be Erick Tseng. Tseng previously served as the Director of Project Management. Tseng had the following to say on Twitter about his new role:

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