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Samsung has revealed that it is working with Oculus on a virtual reality headset.
Oculus is handling the software side of this new VR headset, while Samsung's looking after the hardware. Though we initially assumed the rumoured device would be an Oculus Rift competitor, the two companies are working together as part of a deal, according to Engadget. Oculus gives Samsung early access to its mobile software development kit, and in return Samsung will provide Oculus with early access to its next-gen OLED screens.
The OLED screens that Oculus is getting are reportedly of a higher resolution than 1080p, and may be used in some of Samsung's next flagship phones.
As previously speculated, this new headset will use your phone as its screen; prototypes are currently running on Galaxy S4 phones, though the eventual consumer model is likely to run on a future phone model. Currently, the UI is interacted with by nodding your head at floating objects in a virtual 3D space, though this might not make it to the final product, as voice, touch, and gamepad interaction are also available.
Oculus is still working on its own, gaming-focused Oculus Rift following its acquisition by Facebook, but the company has recently been sued over the device by ZeniMax. Sony, meanwhile, revealed Project Morpheus earlier this year at GDC.
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