Speaking with IB times, Luckey reiterated that he belives the Rift to be a more high-end and technically superior product compared to Sony’s PlayStation VR.
“Their headset [PlayStation VR] isn’t quite as high-end as ours — it’s still, I think, a good headset — and the PlayStation 4 is not nearly as powerful as our recommended spec for a PC.”
Luckey continued, addressing that he believed the products were for two separate and different target markets.
“I think that there’s not many people who already own a PS4 who don’t own a gaming PC who are going to go out and make that roughly $1,500 all-in investment in the Rift. It really is a separate market.” Luckey stated. “They’re bringing virtual reality to a different group of people who I don’t think were ever really a part of our market anyway.”
Oculus recently announced the Rift virtual reality headset’s availability to pre-order. The headset will cost $600+ (USD), with units expecting to start being shipped on March 28.
Another runner in the virtual reality arms race, HTC and Valve’s Vive, announced they will be begin pre-orders on their unit starting February 29.