Quantcast
Consoles are 'too limited' for the Oculus Rift - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Consoles are 'too limited' for the Oculus Rift


1:00 PM on 11.13.2013
Oculus RiftConsoles are 'too limited' for the Oculus Rift photo



Whilst the imminent launches of the PS4 and Xbox One have gamers in a frothy mess, the thing that has me excited is the Oculus Rift. I've heard the question asked "Why couldn't the Rift be used with a console?" quite a lot but it seems like that won't happen. In an interview with Techradar, Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey says the fixed spec for consoles is a weakness

"The problem with consoles in general is that once they come out they're locked to a certain spec for a long, long time," Palmer explains. "Consoles are too limited for what we want to do, we're trying to make the best virtual reality device in the world and we want to continue to innovate and upgrade every year." Whilst the longer console cycles benefit gamers from a financial standpoint, as they don't have to shell out on new consoles every couple of years, that fixed hardware is a downside to developing something like the Rift.

As someone who has yet to get a hands on experience with the Oculus Rift, I'm a bit worried about the possibility of feeling ill whilst wearing the headset. "We already have internal prototypes that for some content completely eliminate motion sickness," Luckey confirms. Joy! I seriously can't wait for the final version of the Rift to come out, so I can try some of the cool-looking games that are going to support the headset.

I mean, d'you think you're gonna find this kind of thing on a console?

Oculus Rift creator: Xbox One and PS4 are far too limited for what we're planning [Techradar]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Hardware

1:30 PM on 11.11.2014
Nintendo channels Game Boy Color with translucent 2DS

Need something to match your Pokemon X and Y 3DS? Need something to play Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire? Want to relive 1998 without the Y2K scare and having to hear "My Heart Will Go On" until you're sure that ...more



7:30 PM on 11.03.2014
ConsoleTuner's Titan One adapter lets you plug your 360 controller into a PS3

Incoming bias! Prior to the DualShock 4, I've never been a fan of Sony's controllers. My thumbs always bumped against each other when I circle-strafed, my fingers slipped off the convex triggers and thumbsticks, etc. We just ...more



9:30 AM on 10.30.2014
Nintendo's new device watches you while you sleep

Nintendo revealed its first foray into the quality of life business today, announcing a non-wearable sleep monitor designed to help people develop better sleeping habits. The project is a collaboration with ResMed, a manufact...more



View all Hardware






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more