Google’s AR software chief is out about the company’s “unstable commitment and vision.”


Mark Lucovsky, former head of operating systems on Google’s augmented reality team, has left the company. In a tweet on MondayLucovsky says that “changes in AR leadership and Google’s unstable commitment and vision” contributed to his decision.

Lucovsky worked at Facebook for four years, where he was general manager of Oculus VR. He joined Google in 2021 to lead the OS team for AR at Google.

“In the future, I look forward to exploring opportunities that will allow me to further develop Augmented Reality technology and its intersection with generative AI,” writes Lucovsky. “I approach the next chapter with excitement and anticipation of the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.”