Oculus’ VR units ‘not ready for consumers’ despite upgraded prototype

Facebook’s frontier acquisition continues forward, but not selling products yet

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Oculus’ VR units ‘not ready for consumers’ despite upgraded prototype The latest prototype is said to be lighter, but still not ready for the consumer market. (Getty Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 21, 2014

Facebook Inc ‘s virtual reality acquisition Oculus has announced a fresh prototype with enhanced resolution and built-in audio, but has said its products are not yet ready for the consumer market, Reuters reported.

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe announced the enhancements to the Crescent Bay device at a developers' conference in Hollywood, California yesterday. He also said the latest version of the headset would be lighter. But while progress had been made, Iribe said the product was not market-ready.

"This is not the consumer product... [but] it is much, much closer." he said.

Oculus had been operating for two years when social media giant Facebook acquired it in July for $2bn. Facebook hopes the fledgling tech will form the future interface of online social platforms.

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