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Submitted by MariaHelFutura 447d ago | opinion piece

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft , Sony , Nintendo ….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them. (Industry, Oculus Rift, PC, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

Reeze  +   447d ago
The Occulus Rift looks neat with lots of possibilities, but in my eyes, it looks too cumbersome to become a hit with consumers. I'm excited to see what they can do with it, but I just don't see it ever becoming mainstream.
Sly-Lupin  +   447d ago
I don't think "virtual reality" will be viable until we have something closer to a holodeck than a helmet.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   447d ago
vR sounds cool but I'm never gonna sit on my living room with a helmet on. Would love to have a bash at ot, but it would never replace the good old fashioned TV and couch combo.
ABizzel1  +   447d ago
I don't see how it can compete at E3 since it has to be seen to give off its wow factor, and seeing how most people watch E3 rather than attending it's going to be hard to do.

But nonetheless, it's good to seem them out there and really getting support.
sorane  +   447d ago
In the very least we're going to have a whole slew of funny videos of people destroying expensive property. People might want to think about having a good spotter till they get used to them.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Really shows how immersive it can be. Now for normal everyday gaming I'm not so sure, but it sure looks like it'd be fun to take a spin on them once in awhile. Oh how I would love to hook up my parents or my little nieces and nephews up to one of these things.
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xBigxBossx  +   447d ago
It basically comes down to this. If you have a PC you get the oculus rift. If you have a PS4 or X1 you follow suite. Lol they arent versing each other.
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GT67  +   447d ago
Occulus Rift look like a miniture flat screen tv attached to blk scuba glasses. if they want to compete with Sony VR glasses this E3 they out of luck (far as design) concern.
JunkyardWillie  +   447d ago
hopefully we can watch porn with them...Just saying
sorane  +   447d ago
Oh you can do more than watch!

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
JunkyardWillie  +   447d ago
Ahhhhhh yeaaaa!!! That's the good stuff
jgrigs09  +   447d ago
LOLOLOL
M1ST4K3  +   447d ago
oh man!!!! I cried so much xD
sashimi  +   447d ago
wtf man wtf cannot be unseen.
vulcanproject  +   447d ago
Always reminds me of the Futurama episode where Fry has a robotic Lucy Liu.

DON'T DATE ROBOTS!
scissor_runner  +   447d ago
LoL hap haptic feed back going totally wrong. That along will solve Japan motion sickness for real. Sony lost to vhs during the beta max years.... Titan fall and this would crush Japan for ms. Lol well nintendo did own love shacks back in the day lol. Adult gaming wow.
GT67  +   447d ago
@ junkyard

why??? so you're able to life-like jack-off more better??
Geekman  +   447d ago
Um..... excuse me?
JohnathanACE  +   447d ago
It will be interesting to see how the Oculus Rift will fair against Sony's VR headset. I wounder if Microsoft will do something similar to compete with the two? A VR headset combined with Kinect could work quite well.
Jovanian  +   447d ago
next gen hardware isn't strong enough for a decent VR experience
JohnathanACE  +   447d ago
The gen just started. We really don't know what these consoles are capable of. We'll just have to wait and see.
KonsoruMasuta  +   447d ago
Yes, VR needs an insane amount of power that only a hardcore PC can offer! That's why the rift is going to support mobile android devices. /S

Get off your high horse.
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starchild  +   447d ago
@KonsuraMasuta

Oculus said they would like to get VR on smartphones in the FUTURE. The hardware performance of mobile platforms is evolving at a steady quick pace.

Even then, smartphones won't be playing the latest games with cutting edge visuals in VR. Neither will the consoles.

You can still have some great VR experiences even with simpler graphics though.
annus  +   447d ago
Did I seriously just read that? Sure, you won't be getting your Killzone in 1080p with VR, but immersive VR has existed for DECADES, consoles will be just fine even if they have to drop the resolution for it.
curtis92  +   447d ago
weirdly enough, what excites me about OR isn't related to games present or in the future, i'm really wanting one to visit black mesa and games I played in the late 90s... to see those worlds in VR would be so surreal.
elokeb  +   447d ago
"If the Oculus Rift Battles the PS4 and Xbox One at E3, it will Lose Horifically"

Fixed the title yo.
SteamPowered  +   447d ago
Horrifically.
Fixed your spelling yo.
WeAreLegion  +   447d ago
They aren't "battling". Jesus. They're just giving a press conference.
knifefight  +   447d ago
On the internet, everything is a fight.
KonsoruMasuta  +   447d ago
Am I the only one who sees a problem with the title? How will the Rift battle the Xbone and PS4? It's not a console.
JohnathanACE  +   447d ago
The problem is the title is nothing but click bait. They could only battle if Sony and Microsoft had their own VR headsets and which neither are confirmed to have for now.
McScroggz  +   447d ago
It's a pretty immature title, but I *THINK* what it's trying to say is the Oculus Rift will be vying for attention at E3 and that it has a chance to steal the show.
urwifeminder  +   447d ago
Wow everything is a battle now ? some of you gamers have lost the joy of gaming.
GenericNameHere  +   447d ago
Joy of gaming? There's plenty of that everywhere else. If you really don't want console wars discussions, then don't visit these kind of sites. There will always be talk of winners and losers, as they bring clickbaits and traffic.

And everything is a battle now? Everything has always been a battle. If there was no "battle", and everything was fine and dandy like the alternative reality you live in, there would only be one console today. But sometimes, competition is a joy to some. It means the losing company will have to try harder and make better games in order to stay alive.
urwifeminder  +   447d ago
Sounds like you may need to unwind and play a game or two they may bring you some joy, looking forward to candy crush vs occulus rift articles then.
GenericNameHere  +   447d ago
"Sounds like you may need to unwind and play a game or two they may bring you some joy, looking forward to candy crush vs occulus rift articles then."

I am. Just reached Chapter 5 on Bravely Default last night, and still am grinding a bit on Final Fantasy Tactics War of The Lions (man, this game is tough, but the gameplay is so good).

Again, joy of gaming? Plenty of that, but you won't find it here. You read the headline. If you don't like these kind of articles, why'd you even visit? There are better articles here that suit your needs.

PS lost of "Joy of gaming" isn't exclusive to this gen. It started with the Genesis/SNES gen
urwifeminder  +   446d ago
Ahh you are a young fella the joy of gaming started in the pinball arcade for me before home systems were released , never heard of the games you are playing though you still seem tense.
GenericNameHere  +   446d ago
Seem tense? You're looking too much into this, dude.

I get if you've never heard of Bravely Default (it's a Final Fantasy game in spirit, parent company is Square Enix and developed by Silicon Studios, but is branded as BD instead of FF). But never heard of Final Fantasy Tactics? For a dude who's way way older than videogame home consoles, you're missing out on an excellent game!

And maybe I read what you said wrong, but I read your "lost the joy of gaming" comment as the gamers of the PS360Wii era as a bunch of fanboyish twats who go on the Internet and have these console wars. I say that's wrong. There's always been console wars. Videogames are like sports.

You have some rabid fanboys who attack others. Some who are fans but don't go insulting others and just keep to themselves. And some who don't care about a single team, and will go wherever they like. I'm way younger than you, so I don't know what the situation was like in the 80s and early 90s. But I did see an episode of AVGN that showed Sega being aggressive in their marketing and making fun of Nintendo. "Sega does what Nintendont!" That right there shows you that even in the early 90s, there were already console wars.

Anyways, that's just what I wanted to say about your comment. If you meant something else, then hey, I'm wrong. Can't cry about that.
urwifeminder  +   446d ago
Too much text zzzz thanks for the effort though Im done.
GenericNameHere  +   446d ago
Uh-uh. Yet you cared to replay back. Thanks for being an ignorant adult, dude. That's what a growing society needs more of. Blocked!
urwifeminder  +   446d ago
Replays are we watching sports or talking games ? I more than happy to accept the blame for the worlds short comings I like the cut of your jib no block here the world defiantly needs more people like you well done. "people are ignorant" Michael Jackson.
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McScroggz  +   447d ago
I wish I could try the Rift, because I'm skeptical about it. Still, I hope those guys are able to make some magic happen with the Rift.
mysteryraz11  +   447d ago
who cares about the rift sony is already getting virtual reality shit to, truthfully I dont care about either 1
CaulkSlap  +   447d ago
Just shut up and take my money!

I appreciate waiting until it's perfected for a retail version but they've taken way too long to get the Oculus to market. I mean if the Sony one comes out around the same time there won't be nearly as big of an impact.
Clown_Syndr0me  +   447d ago
Would love to try one of these but it would never replace the good old fashioned TV and Couch combo.
No way I'd sit there with a helmet on, I'm not that unsocial!
Kos-Mos  +   447d ago
Let`s see how they formulate that this is a product for the loners.
THC CELL  +   447d ago
I would not mess with Sony rift, they have been playing with screen cam lenses for years and years, it's a big up if you can top EM to, but I say no chance, my insider at game say Sony has something that will blow rift away.
mr.selfdestruct  +   447d ago
Idon't care... I simply want either Sony or Oculus to rease an affordable version I will buy it. Just start selling the thing please!!!!

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