Are Oculus Making A VR Input Device
The raw transcript itself doesn’t sound exciting, at 0:32 in the video.The telling part came from Nate Mitchell (right) Oculus VR’s VP of Product. His reaction (below), which appeared to be along the lines of “I didn’t know we were saying that yet,” spoke volumes more than the words alone.
Paul James: “How likely is it we’re hear more about your unconfirmed work with VR input devices at Oculus Connect?
Palmer Luckey: “You’ll probably hear more about it, we’re going to be talking about everything we’re doing at Connect.”
The guys over at Road To VR are a constantly great source of info, and this little tidbit is no exception. Seems to me to be a very clear indication that one way or the other we’ll know if Oculus are working on an inout device or devices. If they are, then great, I can’t wait to get hold of one. If they’re not, then people can finally start investing in crowdsourcing campaigns for the myriad inout device solutions out there, knowing that Oculus won’t make their financial outlay a giant waste of money.
It won’t mean that we have a clear winner for inout device of choice just yet, but at least it’ll clear the playing field of any uncertainty. Bring it on.