Mobile Virtual Reality will be successful long before PC VR: Oculus founder

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has put a series of tweets highlighting that for virtual reality, the future is all mobile.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: November 2, 2015 11:18:40 am
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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has put a series of tweets highlighting that for virtual reality, the future is all mobile. He blames wires and cables for holding back the PC Virtual reality revolution.

Luckey wrote in a series of tweets, “Cables are going to be a major obstacle in the VR industry for a long time. Mobile VR will be successful long before PC VR goes wireless. It is important to design both hardware and software with those limitations in mind.”

Luckey points out the limitations of giant wires saying that most people don’t have “cable servants.”  He tweeted, “And I say this as someone who has spent many hours as a cable servant, dancing cables around users to keep them immersed!”

Check out his tweets

Oculus Rift is owned by Facebook. The virtual reality firm was bought over by the social media giant in 2014 for $2 billion. Oculus and Facebook are not the only companies dabbling in VR. Samsung has also partnered with Oculus to launch its Gear VR Headset, which uses mobile phones to create virtual reality.

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Google has its own cheaper take on the subject with Google Cardboard, which lets users put their Nexus smartphones in a specifically designed cardboard and experience virtual reality. Microsoft in 2015 showed of its own hologram headset called Hololens Device, which projects interactive 3D holograms into the real world such as Minecraft game, Skype calls etc.

With Virtual Reality, it’s not just the radical experience that matters but also comfort as Luckey has noted in his tweets. Reality headsets with giant cables are definitely not going to appeal to average users and the mobile point is a very valid one.

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