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gazgriff2k121445d ago

NO sony want something better, mabye there not happy with oculus rift resolution

Moncole1445d ago

The Oculus Rift can do 1080p

SonyNGP1445d ago

Anything above 1080p for an HMD is unnecessary.

Oschino19071445d ago

Maybe they have both been working on a similar concept for years, maybe.

sincitysir11445d ago

I'll buy whichever comes first but if Sony works better for the ps4 then ill buy that!

kneon1445d ago


Yes they have been working on a similar concept for years. They have already released two commercial versions of their visor and I expect we'll see a new version some time after the PS4 release.

But unless they can get the price down below $500 they won't see mass adoption no matter how good it might be.

slimeybrainboy1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Does noone remeber Shuhei being asked if Sony would partner with Oculus and he said that 'Sony have a large research department that do alot of work' or something to that effect.

We have seen MS patent VR HMD and Sony are no doubt working on things. They already have HMD, 3D, Sixaxis and Move, I'm sure there are ways for them to incorporate alot of the things we've seen in Sony products into a VR HMD. There is no doubt Sony are working on one IMO, otherwise they would love the positivty they would get for partnering with Oculus, a really popular company right now. Sony have their own, as do MS.

I KNOW MS are going to have something special though. Look at Kinect, it can track your whole body. They will have their own version of the Oculus rift, but it will use Kinect to track your arms and body for full immersion. I have a feeling MS will combine Kinect with a great VR HMD to take VR to the next level. Then, I'll pick up an Xbox One, and play Ryse. Maybe.

ThanatosDMC1445d ago

Sony had some sort of virtual reality/tv glasses a long time ago. Is this it?

0ut1awed1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

Yea the oculus rift is 1080p now.

Whatever sony puts out for the ps4, I really doubt it will get the same quality as oculus rift quality though.

You have to have a screen for each eye, therefore the game has to render the image twice. It currently takes around $1300 in top of the line graphics cards ALONE (not to mention the price of the rest of the system) to get 60+fps in most games with oculus rift.

I think you'll have to wait for the ps5 for really true engaging virtual reality to be plausible. Not to say they can't do it on the ps4. It will probably be really low quality and/or 30fps though.

snipermk01445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

The Sony HMD is slightly better than the rift cos Sony uses OLED in their hmd which eliminates the screen door effect. That's why it's also pricey

@out1awed: oculus does NOT use a screen for each eye. It uses one screen and two magnified lenses for two eyes. How do I know? Cos I have the dev kit. I had no problem pushing 65fps on bf3 using a 760 GTX

starchild1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

After using the Oculus Rift for myself it was obvious that VR is a big part of the future of video games and it was only a matter of time until the console makers would want to get involved.

I'm going to get the consumer Rift at launch and consoles adopting VR can only be a good thing for the future of VR gaming.

That said, there are going to be more limits on the consoles. You need a steady 60fps for VR and the stereo 3D also incurs some performance hit, especially if it is geometric 3D and not simple z-buffer based 3D.

Many games on consoles are going to be 30fps and those games either won't work in VR or they will have to be downgraded and pared back in order to run at 60fps in stereoscopic 3D.

Still, this is only a good thing. Many simpler games will work just fine. I'm happy I'll be able to enjoy VR on my PC and my PS4.

I do have to say, though, that if the consoles do jump on the VR wagon I hope that they will just support the Oculus Rift instead of trying to build another proprietary device. I will already own a Rift for my PC and it would be nice to be able to just use that same device on my console as well, instead of having to spend several more hundred dollars to get one that only works with that console.

0ut1awed1445d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

Hmm maybe they've chnged it since the last time I looked into it. That's cool then but if you're using VR and not rendering it in 3d then you're doing it wrong in my opinion. That of course brings you back to the rendering two images at once which makes my original comment still hold up.

Also if you want people to actually listen to your argument on the issue and you really have a problem wih typing "because" atleast use "cause." The only time I see the word "cos" on n4g is something like "the x1 rulez cos the ps4 dont got cod dlc fist." It's kiling your credability man.

Mounce1444d ago

There IS nothing better than Oculus Rift right now, Sony is likely in talks with the team to make a PS4 model for them.

telekineticmantis1444d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

TISK TISK TISK. It doesn't matter what Sony brings to the market they never impliment it the right way or know how to use it.

Now they are gonna jump on the VR wagon when they had an AR/VR headset that would of changed gaming as we know it SMH..../

They could of used it with the PS Move and the camera could turn the move into any kind of weapon or instrument, that would of blown everything else out of the water. Imagine using the PSMove rifle in a shooter and it resing into the game as any type of weapon, use the opposite hand to throw an AR/VR grenade, or the Move turning into an AR/VR Sword or a lightsaber,

Sony drops the ball with their tech all the time and that's why they dont succeed like other companies, with them.

Gozer1444d ago

Lol is this some kind of joke? Sony doesnt have the money to fund this kind of r n d. If they escape with a victory regarding the ps4, you might see something in 20 years. It doesnt hurt to dream tho does it? Start by buying their eye toy camera, then you might see sony take an interest in this sort of thing. Until then, you are a hardcore poser. You are so stuck you dont know how to respond to progress. You will die out eventually and what you were afraid of will become the norm.

MuleKick1444d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

You guys do realize that the Sony Personal Viewer has been on the market for about a year now right?

All they need to do is implement a wireless option.
Ala, PS Vita on your face via remote play.

Rimeskeem1444d ago


1080p? if its nots better 2k or better then there no point but on a serious note the oculus rift looks prettier cool

SatanSki1444d ago

Haha yeah, thay want better resolution but their hardware lack power to render all games in 1080p even ithout 3d

UltimateMaster1444d ago

What will be the price tag?
I bet it can't be over 250$.
Hell, it should be around 200$ or 150$.
Hopefully, not as expensive as Sony personal 3D viewer...

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1444d ago

I think sony wants something optimized for ps4 and works seamlessly with it.

Better to build ur own and not use rift.

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creatchee1445d ago

What, Kinect is a gimmick, but VR isn't?

MysticStrummer1445d ago (Edited 1445d ago )

"What, Kinect is a gimmick, but VR isn't?"

Kinect combined with VR could be very cool indeed, but if it's a choice between Kinect or VR combined with a controller, give me VR all day.

Just my opinion.

@sincity - They want to move like a squid with Kinect, but then they downplay Octodad. ; )

allformats1445d ago

Creatchee, VR isn't by no means a gimmick. I put on something and I see stuff in virtual reality, making the worlds come to life.

Kinect sees my wagging my hands like a man that's lost his mind to make something work. That is gimmick.

sincitysir11445d ago

Oculus rift is a camera. Ur just moving your heard not ur whole body like a crazy squid. U like crazy squid? Hmm *crazy eyes*

DragonKnight1445d ago

@creatchee: "What, Kinect is a gimmick, but VR isn't?"

Also, all of these peripherals are merely the first baby steps towards this...

BallsEye1445d ago


You should see what guys from Project Spark do with kinect. Check out their youtube channel. In Project Spark you can mo-cap your movement with kinect (character basicly do what you do even facial expressions etc) you record it and BAM you got new animations for your char, NPC's, cutscenes etc. Ah it also records your voice and adds effects (troll voice for ex.). You can share your animations and voices in the community hub. Is that a gimmick :O?

Irishguy951445d ago

Been saying it for years. Kinect is the future. Its useless right now but it is a step towards full on VR. Occulus rift are also a step towards it.

The final step is a mind reading device...(sounds mad but...well, technology is advancing a good bit when it comes to this). But, all towards the future right?

I just want my goddamn Full VR lightsaber combat game.

GiantEnemyCrab1445d ago

I saw Project Spark in action this weekend and it was crazy. I watched a guy build a fully playable platform level that looked as good as many indie games in about 20 minutes, using all his own assets.

hankmoody1445d ago

How many people do you know that would/could plunk down the $500 necessary to buy this? Not that many, I would imagine. And that answer translates to developers not supporting a niche accessory because of a low adoption rate. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for this but I don't see this being a huge success.

YNWA961444d ago

Waiting for the holodeck....saving all your profiles here so I can use it there... Be careful.... Jean Luc and Worf are on my side..... Riker is probably screwing Diana....

AJBACK2FRAG1444d ago

Lol! I feel sorry for you!

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Gster1445d ago

Console Wars!! PPPFFF!!