Palmer Luckey, inventor of the Oculus Rift VR gaming system, has a simple ambition. He wants to see one of his gadgets in every home.
Luckey, the 21-year-old founder of Oculus VR, is readying his machine for launch in 2015 and recently shipped Version 2 of the Software Development Kit. Oculus Rift is a head-mounted virtual reality system that has won widespread praise, and backing from the likes of Jon Carmack and Gabe Newell.
"We see one in every home," said Palmer, in a recent interview with Kotaku UK. "[But], just at launch we need to be realistic. The people who are going to be buying this initially are going to be gamers, probably hardcore gamers, and they're going to be the ones with PCs most capable of running it."
He sees VR becoming something for everyone, once it spreads beyond dedicated gamers and tech-fiends. "As time goes on it'll become more and more mainstream, but at launch we're going to be targeting that core. Basically let's target it to the people whom we know are going to be buying and then let's go for the people who are going to take some convincing"