Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe hopes Sony and Microsoft are paying attention to the growing VR/AR space, stating that he’d love to see the two develop headsets of their own or employ the Oculus Rift itself.
Iribe spoke withOXM during the Develop conference, explaining that while the company is currently focused entirely on support for PC and Android, he’d be open to next-gen console compatibility down the road.
We love what both the console guys are doing. I hope one or both of the console guys make VR headsets, or something similar, like an AR headset,” Iribe said.
The more that they push into this space, even if it’s a different device, or their own device, a different experience, the more that they’re throwing into AR and VR, the better it is for everybody.”
The CEO further emphasized that he wasn’t concerned over whether or not the companies looked into the Oculus Rift itself, just as long as they consider some kind of peripheral at some point in the near future.
We just want this to work, ourselves. We want to put on a headset and for it to be awesome. We’re going to try our best to make the very best experience, the very best VR device. We’d like to see it eventually become compatible with consoles, but right now we’re mostly focused on the PC side – we’d love them to come up with something.”