Palmer Luckey already commented a few months ago that the worst enemy of virtual reality was bad virtual reality, and Brendan Iribe’s new statements go down that same path. At the Web Summit conference that is taking place these days in the city of Dublin, Iribe shows its concern about devices that can cause discomfort and dizziness to the user.
As we read on Cnet, Iribe is worried that the race to launch virtual reality devices before anyone else will have dire consequences on users and endanger the birth of this new technology. “We are concerned that some of the big companies may release a device to the market that is not ready.” That’s why he invited Sony representatives to visit Oculus and asked them to “make sure that your device is as good or similar. Do not poison the well.”
Iribe says that the next great challenge of Oculus is the perception of our body in virtual reality, so that in the different experiences we are able to see how our hands and our body interact with the environment. Oculus’ goal, according to Iribe, is not a lawn mower-style suit, and he makes it very clear that they are pursuing a sunglasses-sized HMD in the distant future. Finally, he comments that the CV1 will be ready within months, although he admits that it may be “many” months.