Jason Rubin

VP of Play at Facebook

Jason leads the Game Playing Initiatives on Facebook, Messenger, and other FB Apps. He co-founded Naughty Dog in 1984, released his first game professionally in 1985, and created the "Crash Bandicoot" and "Jak and Daxter" video game series. In 2001 he sold Naughty Dog to Sony Computer Entertainment America and continued to lead the company until late 2004. In 2006 he formed Flektor, Inc., an online mash-up tool that Launched in April of 2007. The tool quickly passed 1 million users, and less than a month later Flektor was acquired by Fox Interactive Media and the technology was folded into MySpace. In May of 2012, backed by an investment bank, he joined the then public company THQ as President. He joined Oculus as Head of Studios in 2014 and led the team that brought the first wave of VR content to the Oculus PC and Mobile platforms. Promoted to VP Content, he oversaw well more than $500m in Content investment, the Oculus store, developer relations, the publishing organizations, as well as acting as one of a few public faces of Oculus. When Facebook merged the AR/VR organizations, his role expanded to include AR Content, as well as Portal's needs. And in 2018 he also managed Facebook's AR/VR Partnerships group including hardware and software. In 2019 he was promoted to an expanded role as "VP: Special Gaming Initiatives" working across the entire business to focus Facebook's gaming Future. This led to his latest role in October of 2020, "VP of Play," with a mission to expand the Gaming offering on the Facebook family of Apps which serves 380 million gamers a month. On October 26th, 2020 they launched Cloud Gaming on Facebook, an expansion of its game offering.


  • VP of Play

    November, 2018 - present


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