Oculus Rift consumer unit coming 2014, compatible with PC and Android
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Nov 1, 2013 12:30PM PDT
The world of virtual reality powered by Oculus Rift is unattainable to most. But that will change in 2014, when the company plans on releasing a consumer unit. It will be a single device that will be compatible with PC, Mac, Linux, and Android.
"We will be delivering a single Oculus Rift which is a tether to multiple different devices," Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told Engadget.
Of course, Android support will be rather limited, given the power needed to run VR. However, Iribe says that it won't require bleeding edge hardware. "I don't think it's going to require that full Kepler capability. I think we'll be able to deliver on an even earlier chipset than that," he said.
He adds that people will be "surprised" by the number of Android devices the headset will be able to support. "We're testing the latest Android phones, tablets and gaming devices to see what delivers the best VR experience."