Oculus Support Will Come To Apple “If They Ever Release A Good Computer”


It’s a case of handbags at ten paces in the world of video games this afternoon, we began with Tim Sweeney vs. Microsoft, with the Epic games co-founder saying Microsoft were “subverting the rights of developers and publishers,” and now the Oculus CEO has taken a swipe at Apple.

Asked if support for the Rift VR headset would ever come to Apple he gave a rather blunt reply.

“If they ever release a good computer then we will do it,” he said. “It just boils down to the fact that Apple doesn’t prioritise high-end GPUs. You can buy a $6,000 Mac Pro with the top-of-the-line AMD FirePro D700, and it still doesn’t match our recommended specs.”

It’s rather ironic that Mac owners – who can afford to spend a fortune on a nice curvy computer and can probably afford the rather pricey Oculus Rift –  are the one group who won’t be supported.

Oh well, at least they are nice and shiny. Mmmm, curves.

Source: Shacknews


  1. What a dick.

    • totally, for a any company to to say to a potential future customer that their stuff (and therefore, to some extent, they) are a bit shit is wildly short sighted

  2. Sounds harsh but the man has a point. Just needed to word it better than that.

  3. I wish more people would be this blunt, it also helps that he is right.

  4. No corporate waffle there! Brilliant.

  5. meow.

  6. Read this on Engadget today and it made me smile. But those firmly belonging to the Apple cult will probably be offended in their religious beliefs quite a bit… ;o)

    • Actually, I’m a bit tired of hearing that, because in my experience it’s the complete opposite. As a Mac user since the mid nineties, I’ve never tried to preach to anyone about my preference for Apple computers or my distaste for Microsoft or PC’s, nor have I ever heard or seen anyone do so.
      On the other hand, I’ve never needed to say – or write – anything more than “I need an alternative to [whatever software] because I’m on a Mac” before getting bombarded with curse words, “mac is wack” type slogans and “why don’t you get a real computer”.
      So, the “religious” cult nutcases I have been subjected to have ALL belonged to the PC camp.
      My affinity for Apple is not based on design or curves, it’s been about the OS, stability, performance, non-virus environment and simplicity which has allowed me a smoother user experience than I’ve yet to experience on a PC – but I’m usually keeping my mouth shut about it.
      Oh, and I don’t play games on my Mac, btw, and I wouldn’t on a PC either.

  7. Why is he using Apple to try and get his product in the news? Mainstream aren’t interested in the Rift and never will be.

  8. Yep he is right, even their vanity fuelled devices costing thousands of pounds don’t have the hardware you expect. But how else would they make 10’s of Billions a year?

    But of course, it’s the software that matters. And it absolutely 100% cannot be found on another device, never.

    Rant over!

    P.S. Actually I think Apple are geniuses in many ways and are an excellent business, if ruthlessly so.

  9. My macbook pro is by far the best computer I’ve ever owned. Would never go back to Windows and all it’s bollocks.

  10. Look, I’m sorry.

    The base Mac Pro carries an AMD FirePro D300… sorry, TWO AMD FirePro D300s. You would need to spend at least £300 to exceed that to any meaningful degree.

    Now, nutty PC gamers, the type who badger you about how much cheaper it is to game on PC while having a £3000 PC that they upgrade once a month, can handle this without a problem.

    But apart from that tiny market, they’re going to have problems shifting units if what they’ve just said is true.

    • I think they just want to sound cool by bashing Apple. Its what all the cool hipster kids do.

    • “PC while having a £3000 PC that they upgrade once a month”

      Who is even like this? I have plenty of PC friends and no one is like this. You made good points without the hilarious exaggeration.

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