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Palmer Luckey: Consumer Oculus Rift 'Should Work for About 95% of People'

VRFocus - Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR and creator of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, has said that the upcoming consumer version of the device 'should work for about 95% of people' when it is released. Luckey said as much speaking on a panel titled 'Forecasting VR’s Adoption Over the Next 5 Years Live Blog' at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Conference & Expo 2014.

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Milesprowers1224d ago

What about one-eyed or blind people?

Bodge1223d ago

Nothing that can be done to make it work for them.

Stapleface1223d ago

DK1 has been tested and works. Morpheus was said to work for one eyed gamers in the statements from Sony when it was announced. The guy who tested the DK1 wasn't even used to seeing with one eye. He had recently had surgery. The issues he had would not be issues for someone who had gotten used to single eye vision over a long period of time. Can't say anything about the consumer version as we don't know anything about it. But I will be getting one and I have vision in only one eye. If I can't use it my son can so it won't be a waste.

The Great Melon1223d ago (Edited 1223d ago )

No reason it shouldn't work for those who aren't able to use both eyes. Obviously stereoscopy won't be present for that group, but immersion should still be present given the large field of view along with the precise tracking of the head.

WeAreLegion1223d ago

That's good to know. The new technologies they're developing around this thing are so impressive. The new shutter thing that reduces motion blur is brilliant! I can't wait for the consumer version. Please don't screw this up for everyone, Facebook.

Illusive_Man1223d ago

But 95% of consumers won't buy it.

Pandamobile1223d ago

5% of a very large number is still a pretty large number.

Skate-AK1223d ago

Can't wait for a chance to try some kind of VR.

darx1223d ago

Good for me I fall in the 5%