The multi-year life cycle of today’s gaming console is seen as a speed bump to development by some – most notably Brendan Iribe, the CEO of Oculus VR
. OXM recently talked to Iribe about the possibility of virtual reality headsets for consoles like the Microsoft Xbox One
or Sony PlayStation 4
, but it looks like Oculus is focusing on the PC, for now.
That’s not to say that Iribe doesn’t think the consoles could one day support virtual and augmented reality devices – but right now console life cycles can take the better part of a decade, where VR technology, being as young as it is, is growing at a breakneck pace. Iribe also points out that the new Xbox One will rely heavily on the cloud, which might make for latency issues in VR gaming. Iribe isn’t opposed to console
makers exploring possibilities with the technology and he even welcomes it, but he doesn’t seem to be planning any near-term involvement for Oculus