Facebook’s Oculus teaming with Samsung for mobile virtual reality push

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Oculus VR made its name building high-end virtual reality headsets for the living room, but it’s leaving mobile to the other guys.

The virtual reality pioneer, which Facebook finished purchasing for $2 billion earlier this week, is working with Samsung Electronics on a headset that uses mobile devices to create a VR experience, people familiar with the matter say.

Oculus to get hands on with new virtual reality gear

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Virtual reality pioneer Oculus VR doesn’t just want to get its products on your head, it wants them in your hands as well.

The headset maker has been quietly preparing motion controllers — devices that let you drive the action and manipulate objects in games with hand and body movements — to complement its forthcoming goggles, people familiar with the development process say. The result: a more immersive experience in video games and other simulations.