Palmer Luckey: Success of immersive medium depends on its “use” by people

Palmer Luckey: Success of immersive medium depends on its “use” by people

During the course of a Wednesday address at the Vision Summit, Palmer Luckey - the founder of Facebook-owned Oculus VR virtual reality company - said that the immersive medium, including VR technology, can be considered successful in the future only if people "use" it every day.

Addressing a group of developers working on VR content, Luckey said that he would not consider the immersive medium to be a success only on the basis of the capability of VR-focused companies to "sell a bunch of things that will sit on a desk and stay dusty."

Luckey further added: "If we can make things that people use every day, that's a good sign for the future of virtual reality as an ecosystem."

Luckey's address at the first-ever Vision Summit -- organized by game engine purveyor Unity -- came a few weeks ahead of the scheduled launch of Oculus' VR headset, the Oculus Rift, on March 28.

In his speech, Luckey also announced that the Rift headset would come with a four-month trial of a professional version of the Unity game engine, to enable all Rift buyers to be "a creator, not just a consumer."

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