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

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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“The consumer Rift should work for about 95% of people including glasses wearers,” Luckey said when asked about using glasses with the final version of the device. Currently the first developer kit for the Oculus Rift, titled DK1, features different lenses to adapt for those that wear glasses. It’s not yet clear if the same solution will be used with the second developer kit (DK2) when it releases in July 2014, let alone the consumer version.

Currently the consumer version of the Oculus Rift doesn’t have a release date. VRFocus will continue to follow the device and report back with all the latest updates.