Fri, Jul 19, 2013 | 12:19 BST
Oculus considering Rift VR mobile support
Oculus is keen to bring its Rift VR headset to mobile devices in future. The company is eyeing a 2014 release for the device, and CEO Brendan Iribe has explained why he is targeting next-gen mobile devices over consoles.
Speaking with Edge Online, Iribe said consoles are not a focus for the company and added, “It’s the innovation, and how fast cellphones are now improving.
“Where we’ll be with the next Galaxy or the next iPhone compared to where consoles are. Those things are almost doubling every year, compared to a console that’s just stuck it out for eight years. It just makes us very excited.”
Iribe recently expressed his hopes for Sony and Microsoft to enter the VR race and it underlined his belief that competition is health in this particular space. He continued “There’ll be other people that end up doing VR, it’s not like Oculus is going to be the only VR provider – and I think there is a lot of innovation still to come.
“This is one year in, right? Imagine where we go in the next eight to ten years. It’s going to accelerate so quickly, with the resolution, positional tracking, hand tracking – you should be able to be in there and see your hand without any latency in the future, and you should be able to look at other avatars in the game and see mouth tracking without any latency tied to voice.”
Iribe also said recently that he hopes to make Oculus Rift VR headsets free to all down the line.