Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe has stated that while his company is purely focusing on Rift for PC and Android at the the time being, he’d like to see PS4 and Xbox 360 compatibility at some point in time.
Speaking with OXM at the Develop conference in Brighton, Iribe stressed that Oculus is keen on consoles, but that it “made more sense” for the company to target PC first due to its open platform nature and room for free innovation.
Iribe is hopeful that Sony and Microsoft are eye-balling the VR space as well, and would like to see them come up with a similar device, “We love what both the console guys are doing. I hope one or both of the console guys make VR headsets, or something similar, like an AR headset.
“The more that they push into this space, even if it’s a different device, or their own device, a different experience, the more that they’re throwing into AR and VR, the better it is for everybody.”
That said, Iribe would also like to see Oculus Rift compatibility hit both formats at some point, “We just want this to work, ourselves. We want to put on a headset and for it to be awesome. We’re going to try our best to make the very best experience, the very best VR device. We’d like to see it eventually become compatible with consoles, but right now we’re mostly focussed on the PC side – we’d love them to come up with something.”
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