The VR headset still doesn’t have a release date but things are going great for Oculus.
Oculus Rift, or what was supposed to be the first commercial VR headset before competitors like Sony, HTC and Samsung got in on the act, is still without a release date. This doesn’t mean anything has gone wrong though – as Oculus founder and inventor Palmer Luckey stated at a recent SXSW panel, everything’s gone “horribly right” thus far.
“I did say that before we made a lot of changes to our roadmap and we’ve expanded a lot of the ambition we had around the product and what we wanted to do. Us partnering with Facebook allowed us a lot of things that we wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise like hire 300 people to be working on getting the Rift out as quickly as possible at the level we want it.
“I can’t comment on the date one way or another in either direction but I can say that nothing is going horribly wrong. Everything is going horribly right.”
As for whether there was more pressure thanks to competition, Luckey said there “couldn’t possibly be more pressure anyway. I do still think that it will be [the best VR headset at any price]. That could change because that means that there’s something even better out there, but I think that’s unlikely right now.”
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