Oculus Rift “Mobile Version” confirmed, Android at its core

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Oculus VR has officially confirmed that it will be bringing a mobile version of its much-anticipated VR headset, Oculus Rift, to market in the not too distant future.

CEO Brendan Iribe dropped the bombshell at Games Beat 2013, confirming the mobile-friendly headset would be lighter and more portable than its PC counterpart.

‘The goal is to have the mobile version launch simultaneously — or as close as possible to — when the PC headset launches. The mobile Rift headset is for Android devices — iOS is problematic, and the company has not mentioned any plans for an iOS-compatible version,’ reports VentureBeat.

Here’s Iribe’s statement in full:

“We have some exciting plans on the mobile VR side as the PC VR side,” Iribe said. “We’re really looking at hitting the consumer market. We’re very excited about what we’re seeing. Skeptical about how good mobile VR could be on such a small platform. It’s pretty incredible what [John Carmack has] been able to do.”

Oculus VR is also very interested in the home cinema space, so expect to hear more about an Oculus Rift “Home Cinema” Edition in the not too distant future. Iribe did not mention pricing, solid release dates, or what type of features the headset will ship with.

This is very exciting! 

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