Samsung is working with virtual reality firm, Oculus Rift, to develop a consumer VR headset.
Called the Samsung Gear VR, users slip a Note 3 tablet into the headset to provide the screen. The firm says it will start selling the headset to ‘innovators’ this year.
‘Powered by Oculus technology, the Samsung Gear VR delivers a completely new way to experience and consume mobile content,’ Samsung said.
It is believed Samsung provided the hardware, while Oculus provided the software. It’s consumer headset, called the rift, is not expected to go on sale to the public until next year.
The firm has also partnered with several game development firms to develop content for the gadget.
The headset, in development under the name ‘Project Morpheus’, is designed toproject images that shift along with the movements of a gamer’shead.