Oculus is working with Samsung to develop a headset and head-worn display that will be designed to be more than just a VR headset.
The partnership will allow Oculus to make use of the company’s existing SDKs and hardware, including the Gear VR headset and its head-tracking technology, to make its headset and displays, according to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe.
Oculus has been working with several partners to bring its Rift headset to market, including Oculus, Samsung, and Valve, in addition to the likes of HTC, Samsung’s own Gear VR, and Sony’s Project Morpheus.
Oculus, meanwhile, has also been working on its own VR headset that will reportedly be the first to offer the ability to track the head.
The headset, dubbed Oculus Rift, is expected to be released later this year.
Oculus and the company are also working on a smart glasses prototype, which would allow for a wearer to use their head-held device to look around in virtual spaces, and it is believed that this headset will include a similar feature to the Oculus Rift headset.
Oculus is also working with Google to bring a similar headset to the market.
Oculus VR, the VR headset Oculus is currently developing for its Project Morpha project, will also be using Samsung’s VR software, which includes Oculus’ proprietary tracking technology.
The Oculus headset and VR hardware are being developed by Oculus’ VR software team, which is currently based at Samsung.
Samsung has also collaborated with Oculus to build a VR glasses prototype called Oculus Rift Pro.
Oculus also recently released a headset that it calls Oculus Touch, a headset with a capacitive touchpad that would allow a user to interact with a virtual environment.
Oculus Touch is being developed at Oculus’ Los Angeles headquarters, and the headset will ship to users in early 2018.