Former EA Senior Vice President David DeMartini has joined Oculus VR as head of worldwide publishing, the newly-formed branch of the Oculus Rift
manufacturer that aims to help developers create games that are compatible with the company's headset. In a statement to Gamasutra
, DeMartini described the position as "not particularly different from what I did for seven years" as part of the EA Partners
"I'm figuring out how to partner effectively with big developers, small developers, all the way down to the individual who just wants to make something great for the Rift," he said. Whether the publishing division will provide financial backing to projects in order to make them Rift-compatible is unknown, though the company did just receive $75 million in funding
from Netscape founder Marc Andreessen's venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.