Oculus and Samsung Teamup to design hi-tech virtual reality headset
There are speculations that Samsung is teaming up with Oculus rift to design a new virtual reality headset. According to a report by Engadget, Oculus is handling the software side of the product, while Samsung handles the hardware. Samsung’s rumored virtual reality device is said to mirror the Oculus Rift or Sony’s Project Morpheus in form factor.
The deal is a swap: Oculus gives Samsung early access to its mobile software development kit and helps develop user interface software, while Samsung gives Oculus early access to its next-gen OLED screens.
And yes, Oculus is still making its own, gaming-focused, PC-based virtual reality headset; that’s why it needs next-gen, high-pixel-density OLED screens from Samsung.
It’s believed to have an OLED screen that is as good or better than the latest Oculus Rift development kit.
While the details are still sketchy, and let’s be honest, this is still a rumour for now, a deal like this could work really well for both parties. If Samsung wants to get in on the VR game, then having Oculus in their corner providing software is a big leap forward. Likewise, Oculus having access to Samsung’s OLED screen technology could really set them apart from any competitors chasing them down. This is one partnership to keep a close eye on.