[Updated] Oculus Rift is coming to Android first

Mobile to launch alongside PC headsets

[Updated] Oculus Rift is coming to Android first

[Updated: So some confusion but now it's been clarified that as planned, Oculus Rift is coming to Android first.]

Oculus VR has announced it's bringing its virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift, to mobile, starting with iOS. While Oculus initially teased that Android was in the cards, working with Google's OS became problematic, namely because Android wasn't designed to work with virtual reality interfaces. There's no official launch date for the iOS version of Oculus Rift just yet, but Oculus VR plans to launch it alongside the PC headset. Virtual sanity

During his keynote at Tuesday morning's GamesBeat 2013 conference, Oculus VR's CEO Brendan Iribe beamed that "We have some exciting plans on the mobile VR side as the PC VR side".

Extrapolating slightly, Iribe added "We're really looking at hitting the consumer market. We're very excited about what we're seeing.”

No word on whether the pun at the end of that sentence was intentional or not, but Iribe and Oculus VR are hoping that consumers will be excited about what they're seeing when the headset launches.

The final design of the mobile Rift headset has yet to be unveiled, but Iribe noted that it will be a lighter, consumer-friendly version, and will use the mobile device's processor.

[source: VentureBeat]