Whether Sony may or may not support the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset with the PS4, the folks behind the Oculus Rift headset are a little cautious when it comes to releasing the headset for consoles. Speaking to OXM, Oculus Rift’s CEO, Brendan Iribe revealed that while the more companies that get involved with virtual or augmented reality the better, he is worried that due to the long life of consoles, such as how the PS3 was planned for at least 10 years of use, could hinder the rapid innovation that he expects virtual reality technology to experience over the course of the next few years.
According to Iribe, “I think that you will see VR move fast – AR also, but especially VR. You’re going to see rapid innovation, and one of the concerns that we do generally have around consoles is that their life cycles are getting longer all the time – it’s a seven to eight year lifecycle, and in eight years, VR is going to be insane. Incredible.” While Iribe was speaking about the Xbox One console and its cloud features, we’re not sure what Sony could have up their sleeves especially since they were being rather coy about Oculus Rift support.