Michael Abrash's time at Valve has come to an end, but his journey in pursuing great virtual reality has only just begun. In a blog post on the Oculus VR website, Abrash announced that he's now working full-time for Oculus as their Chief Scientist. Abrash says that his reason for joining the company is that great VR is "clearly within reach," and he now expects "to spend the rest of [his] career pushing VR as far ahead as [he] can." This is all thanks to Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR a few days ago. With that kind of capital and commitment, the expensive engineering feats that accompany VR technology are no longer, well, as big of an issue. "That worry is now gone," Abrash said. "Facebook's acquisition of Oculus means that VR is going to happen in all its glory." Michael Abrash isn't the first employee to leave Valve for Oculus. Atman Binstock, who was a lead engineer in Valve's VR department, is now the Chief Architect working on virtual reality hardware at Oculus. The pair join John Carmack who was appointed to Chief Technical Officer after leaving id Software last year.