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Oculus Rift coming to Android

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What a surprise we have here! It seems that the Oculus Rift is not going only to have a 4K version but also a specially designed one for Android devices. The mobile version will be lighter, and will use the connected mobile device’s processor to function.

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This Android compatible version of the headset is intended to be released simultaneously with the PC version, which is expected in 2014. As of now, there are no plans for an iOS version.

According to Venturebeat:


Virtual reality meets today’s mobile reality.

Oculus VR announced that it’s bringing its virtual-reality headset, the Oculus Rift, to mobile gaming. Chief executive officer Brendan Iribe divulged the surprising move during his keynote chat Tuesday morning at the GamesBeat 2013 video game conference.

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.

This device will be a lighter, consumer version, and it will use the mobile device’s processor.

“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.”

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