PlayStation VR not as “high-end” as Oculus Rift

Founder of Oculus VR, and inventor of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey has stated that the PlayStation VR headset isn’t as high quality as the Oculus Rift.

 

PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR

 

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 Rift

Oculus Rift

 

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. 

 

 

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