The company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been teasing mobile support and mobile integration with the headset for some time now, even mentioning that there is an SDK in the works for mobile game developers to use. It is now confirmed that the Oculus Rift will be coming to Android and that Android users will also have their own headset.
The newly announced mobile headset will be lighter consumer version of the PC Oculus Rift headset. Basically this means it’ll be more portable and not so bulky. You’ll also probably be able to see where you’re going in one way or another. It will also use your Android devices processor instead.
We have some exciting plans on the mobile VR side as the PC VR side. 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. – Chief executive officer Brendan Iribe
Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot more in terms of details than what was announced today. As for when we can expect the Android headset to be released, the company is hoping to have both the PC and Android versions release simultaneously or as close to it as possible. No word on pricing as of yet.
Website Referenced: VentureBeat