Oculus has announced that they are considering adding mobile support for Rift, their upcoming Virtual Reality headset.
Speaking with Edge Online, CEO Brendan Iribe had this to say, “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 also recently expressed his hopes for Sony and Microsoft to enter the virtual reality race, “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.”
The Oculus Rift developer kits are currently out with a consumer-oriented version called "Oculus Rift 2.0" currently in development and slated for a 2014 release.
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