Oculus’ VR units ‘not ready for consumers’ despite upgraded prototype
Facebook’s frontier acquisition continues forward, but not selling products yet
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.