The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is set to revolutionize the way people experience video games. The company is planning to take this technology a step further by releasing a similar product for Android devices. On Wednesday at the Gamesbeat 2013 video game conference, Chief Executive Officer Brendan Iribe revealed a lighter mobile headset that will be compatible with Android mobile devices with no plans mentioned for iOS. The headset is set to launch around the same time as the PC version and does not have a set price at the moment.
"We have some exciting plans on the mobile VR side as the PC VR side," Iribe said, as transcribed by Gamesbeat. "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."
The Oculus Rift was first introduced in 2012 on the Kickstarter website, the 9,522 backers exceeded the company's pledged goal of $250,000 and raised $2,437,429. The Rift is able to take 3D gaming to the next level by letting players immerse themselves into their favorite video games with an incredible view. Iribe is hoping to one day bring the virtual reality headset to home theaters in the future.