Co-founder Oculus criticized Rift
Unexpectedly for everyone, co-founder and one of the leading engineers of Oculus VR, Jack McCauley, criticized his own product. At the annual exhibition CES held in the first half of January, the company was not present, but Jack visited the event and shared with reporters his views on the further development of virtual reality. To the surprise of the world community, he did not mean Oculus Rift or the recently released Oculus Touch controllers.
The engineer believes that the future of virtual reality lies behind its mobile versions – although now they do not have all the tools required for full immersion.
“Oculus VR has announced the sale of five million copies of the Gear VR. This is really an impressive result. The real hit of sales … and it can be safely called mobile. “
At the same time, he sharply enough, but honestly shared his opinion about Oculus Rift, which has been on sale for more than six months. “The device is heavy and expensive. It is necessary to significantly reduce the price for it, even if it will require a donation of some of the additional improvements. ”
However, not all enthusiasts who are fond of virtual reality agree with Jack McCauley. In their opinion, Oculus Rift has a number of advantages over mobile platforms, and if desired, save any buyer can try to find a discount or buy a device from an intermediary, using accumulated points. Now many non-technical sites allow you to buy electronics, offering to pay bonuses in their stores – sometimes you can become a VR-headset owner without spending money.
Fans of VR believe that the positive emotions received as a result of using the device, in any case, will override its value, moreover, it is Oculus Rift at the moment has better support and it has more content than any other virtual reality helmet available the general public.