Oculist Rift Consumer Version Months Away Says Brendan Iribe



Oculist Rift Consumer Version Months Away Says Brendan Iribe
We don't yet have the Oculus Rift release date yet. But we're getting very much closer to a date.
Brendan Iribe, founder and CEO of Oculus VR told a 
technology conference in Dublin on Tuesday the Oculus Rift is Months away, not years away. However, Iribe acknowledged that "months" meant "many months.

The big challenge remains developing an effective input device. Iribe says keyboards, mice and gamepads aren’t up to the job and neither is gesture-control at this point. Oculus acquired Carbon Design, the designers of the Xbox 360 controller in March.

Asked about the threat of rival VR products, Iribe said his main concern is shoddy implementation: “We’re a little worried about bigger companies putting out products that aren’t ready. Disorientation and motion sickness is the elephant in the room. We’re encouraging big companies not to put out a product before it’s ready.”

There you have it folks. Just how many months do we have to wait? At least we should have CV1 by next Christmas!



Steven Paterson

Based in California. I am Scottish, I like Scotch and, oh yeah, a little VR too.