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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microsoft and Oculus Rift

Why Oculus Partnered with Microsoft for its Rift Virtual Reality Headset

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and chief executive Brendan Iribe shed light on why a Microsoft partnership made perfect sense.

Nick Statt | June 17, 2015

Oculus' reasoning for partnering with Microsoft for its Rift virtual reality headset is a simple one: Windows 10.
Over the past couple years, when Oculus employees would run apps or games on a computer connected to a prototype of the company's virtual reality headset, there was a problem. Microsoft's software that powered the computer was confused, thinking the headset was a computer monitor. Icons would move around and the computer would act funny.

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