Oculus Rift Inventor: Mobile CPUs to Outpower Consoles by End of Next Generation

Palmer Luckey believes they can advance to the point of allowing Rift to run on its own.

Posted By | On 14th, Nov. 2013 Under News

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Speaking to Tech Radar, Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey has revealed that mobile CPUs will advance far enough that by the end of the next generation of consoles, they will outpower them.

“If you look at the rate of how fast mobile phone technology has been advancing, I would be willing to bet that by the end of this console generation there are going to be mobile processors that far outpower them.”

Luckey also discussed how more powerful portable devices could lead to Oculus Rift running on its own. These computations could even possibly surpass that of a living room system. “It won’t be too many years before you can get a much better experience than a console in a headset that has everything built into it and is still cheaper than a console.”

The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift will be releasing in 2014 for PC, with rumours of a similar VR headset being developed for PS4.

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  • Trim Dose

    How about first out-powered the current gen, cause I haven’t seen an Uncharted or a Gears of War quality or even better looking game on a god damn phone.

  • Jason Brody

    I do like Oculus Rift but their smugness towards consoles is a great weakness. Everytime they speak of consoles they are speaking down as if they have already surpassed them. As of right now they are still nobody’s in the business so until their sales pass that of consoles then they need to keep their mouths shut. While their potential is high, right now they are still just a project.

  • doug

    A lot of people do not think or research anything do they?

    It is NOT Oculus’s choice to support or not support consoles, it is MICROSOFT AND SONYS choice.

    They need to make their consoles support the rift not the other way around. How do you expect Oculus to support consoles when all games and the operating system of the console itself needs to be changed to accommodate it?

    Last time I checked Oculus didn’t have access to other peoples gaming source code. Let alone Sony and Microsoft’s console operating system source code. If you want it to support consoles then ask Sony and Microsoft to support it.

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