Oculus founder says cables are a ‘major obstacle’ to VR’s success on PC

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Months before the first wave of modern consumer VR headsets are set to go on sale, Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has identified one drawback that might stop them taking off for a while. “Cables are going to be a major obstacle in the VR industry for a long time,” Luckey wrote in a tweet. “Mobile VR will be successful long before PC VR goes wireless.”

By “mobile VR,” Luckey is referring to devices like Google Cardboard and Samsung’s Gear VR, the latter of which was developed in collaboration with Oculus. These headsets rely on compatible smartphones to provide the display and processing power, whereas Oculus’ flagship device, the Rift, has a built-in display and needs to connect to a powerful PC. Mobile VR headsets have the advantage…

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