In September at the IFA 2014 conference Samsung showed off Gear VR, its new virtual reality headset built in collaboration with Oculus. The Facebook-owned company is building its own VR headset as well, called the Rift, it helped Samsung out with the software while the Korean giant took care of the hardware. Looks like their partnership wasn’t just limited to one product. Both companies will work on more products in the future.
This was revealed by Oculus VR founder and CEO Brendan Iribe at the third annual Startup Nations Summit held in Seoul, South Korea. He said that “We’ll work closely with Samsung to develop more products.” Clearly both companies are going to maintain a close relationship down the road.
The Startup Nations Summit is a competition of sorts where startups from South Korea and other countries around the world compete to win backing from major companies, including but not limited to Google, Huawei and Hyundai Motor Company.
Iribe however declined to go into specifics about the products that Oculus and Samsung might work on in the future. All he said was that having been through the Gear VR launch with Samsung this year, which went off “successfully,” Oculus will continue “close relation with Samsung.”
Samsung is also tightlipped on the matter and is not saying how its relationship with Oculus will progress in the future, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.