Oculus Rift to be compatible with “next gen [Android & iOS] cellphones”
Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR has revealed that the development team of Oculus Rift, one of the most anticipated gadgets of the 21st century so far is going to bring its virtual reality headset to PC and “next gen [Android and iOS] cellphones,” while consoles are not – and will not be a focus.
“I love consoles but internally we’re a lot more excited about where mobile’s going to go, and being able to plug it right into a next gen cellphone,” Iribe revealed. “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. There’s a lot of improvements that can be made on the hardware side for VR that no-one’s doing yet because it’s a new thing. The mobile rate of innovation is going to be able to make a lot of those improvements.”
While Iribe refused to make any promises, the young CEO is hoping to release the Oculus Rift worldwide by the end of the year, and keep its price to “as close to $300 as possible”. Though most of us are personally backing this incredibly cool and promising piece of technology, we rarely mentioned it on PGR due to the fact that it wasn’t directly linked to portable gaming. Of course, after this incredible announcement, expect to read much more about it in the near future, so stay tuned!
Source: Edge Online