informa
1 MIN READ
News

Viveport president Rikard Steiber is leaving HTC

Viveport president and SVP of virtual reality, Rikard Steiber, is leaving HTC at the end of the year.

Viveport president and SVP of virtual reality, Rikard Steiber, is leaving HTC at the end of the year. 

As reported by Forbes, Steiber joined the company around four years ago and during his tenure has overseen the development of the subscription-based Viveport service, which grants users access to a library of VR games and applications for platforms including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index. 

Confirming the news in an email. Steiber explained he felt the time was tight to seek a new challenge, but that he was proud of his achievements at HTC.

"As HTC now is entering a new chapter, I have agreed with (newly appointed CEO) Yves Maitre that it is a great time for me to move on and take on a new challenge after almost four years at HTC Vive," he wrote. 

"I will go on garden leave today until my contract ends early next year. It has been my honor to work with an incredible talented team in building Viveport into a global destination for VR experiences."

Replacing Steiber for the time being is HTC's VP of product, Bjorn Book-Larsson, who'll step up as the acting head of Viveport.

Latest Jobs

Double Fine Productions

Hybrid, San Francisco CA, USA
10.25.23
Senior Systems Programmer

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN, USA
11.14.23
Clinical Assistant Professor in Game Development

Digital Extremes

Remote
11.13.23
Lead AI Programmer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Advertise with
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Advertise with

Game Developer

Engage game professionals and drive sales using an array of Game Developer media solutions to meet your objectives.

Learn More
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more