Oculus Looking for Partners to Produce VR Hardware
Oculus are looking for partners to help with producing and distributing their system, CEO Brendan Iribe has said.
Speaking to Bloomberg, he stated that even with Facebook’s backing, it was unlikely that Oculus would be able to spread its VR device worldwide singlehandedly.
If we do want to get a billion people on virtual reality, which is our goal, we’re not going to sell 1 billion pairs of glasses ourselves.
Iribe compared the strategy to that of the Android OS, which was made available to other mobile manufacturers and allowed the software to spread worldwide.
While Iribe says that several parties are interested in the partnership, nothing will be set in stone until the official consumer release of the Oculus Rift headset.
We are openly talking to any kind of partner that wants to jump into VR, and there’s a lot of interest right now.
We need to get it right before we engage and work with other people.