games™ was fortunate enough to sit down and chat with Palmer Luckey – the inventor and founder of the Oculus Rift – at this year’s GDC, where he revealed his thoughts on Sony’s rival VR hardware
Well Sony welcomed them and said it's great that oculus exist to help VR become a more a reality pretty much. The Oculus founder is saying pretty much the same thing except there's really no competition with theirs being on PC and Sony's being on PS4.
In the interview itself, Palmer Luckey praises Sony and their strategy, so it seems like there's an understanding of what each company are trying to do. This is no Sega/Nintendo battle, that's for sure!
" If anything they just add credibility to the VR space. You know, they show that it is something that is reasonable to be investing in. It’s not just this one crazy company that’s making it happen, it’s an entire industry" well said Luckey the Morpheus and OR will give developers a bigger market to invest in, it will reduce the risk and encourage more developers to jump in.
They aren't competing on the same platforms. They both have different goals and that's why they aren't in direct competition. If both of them were aiming for PC, then yes, it would be something more competitive. Quote: “I’m not really worried about Project Morpheus,” he Luckey told us, “[Sony] said they’re only doing it on PS4. We’re not on PS4, so there’s no real competition. If anything they just add credibility to the VR space. You know, they show that it is something that is reasonable to be investing in. It’s not just this one crazy company that’s making it happen, it’s an entire industry.”
There little start up company made more than all of Sony in one year Oculus Rift 1 year: 2 Billion (Facebook acquisition) Sony 1 Year: Lost 1.3 Billion i think his statement is correct, lol
Well $2 Billion for the purchase of the company =/= $2 Billion net profit at all.They probably did profit more than Sony, but that's not what the article's about. He's saying it's not a competition and neither are they because they are for different platforms. This has nothing to do with income. It's like you only read the title like the majority of people probably will. @Below Upsets me? I was just commenting to something you said, which IS irrelevant to the statement made by OR. What you think if say Sony sells their company they wouldn't sell a lot more than 2 Billion? They can easily pull something off with one of their sub divisions (if they were to sell it). It's funny that you try to turn a sale into full on profit for X company to. It's funny that you spun his statement into something about money.
Nitrowolf, its a good job you posted that or else Sony fans might of cried, truth is they where worth 2 Billion to Facebook, meanwhile Sony just posted a 1.3 Billion dollar loss for the company's last fiscal year, sorry if it upsets you but its the truth, lol
People who hang onto every single Sony (MS/Wii U) article just to troll are a disease to gaming.... Ignoring you people is the cure. I intend to from here on. I would suggest everyone ignores these pointless type comments where the commenter seems to bath & bask in anything they can spin into a negative. It's similar to playground bullying..bring something/someone down to feel better about how insecure they are in either themselves or something material.
@unbiasedOpinions You really don't live up to your name :/.
All new products have an investment cost, Morpheous is not even out so how can you calculate losses? Payoff time might be until next gen, who knows. Be happy both companies take risks for you and I enjoy of a different gaming experience, many projects get cancelled ever year without people knowing about their existence, glad this 2 made it to market
I don't think you understand how businesses work.
At the same time UnbiasedOpinions is trolling gamestm should also be taken to task for their cheap hit inducing title. Had this been an exact quote from Palmer Luckey then such cheap writing would almost be excusable. Almost. But what Luckey actually stated was, "[Sony] said they’re only doing it on PS4. We’re not on PS4, so there’s no real competition." Even if you pare it down to the one sentence, what gamestm has committed is a form of lying. At its best it is dishonest journalism (thogh they are hardly journalists) and is a disservice to gamers. In addition this trash site gamestm owes Luckey an apology as they intentionally misrepresented his remarks. The fact is if crap sites such as gamestm were more Murrow and less TMZ they could gather readers without such insulting deception.
Such a stupid statement in soooooo many ways.
bubble busted (finally). I'm sure you'll just create a new account.
Whoever posted this article is a terrible journalist and the title is completely out of context. You should be ashamed, because it wasn't by accident. Pathetic.
Hmmm... I don't like the way this article is titled But good article
Yep. Awesome article. Flamebait title.
It's good that they are supporting each other. Success for one can mean success for the other. Two great products to help get VR out to as many people as possible.
Wow, these guys are really confident I see.
Well yea, I mean they are available for PC and SOny isn't. They aren't downplaying them, in fact they are praising them in the article for adding to the VR space.
This is what happens when you get the backing of 2 Billion dollars! Your head starts to swell and you need to cart it around with a wheelbarrow. No commit needed to be made scince they're operating in different spaces!
Something something something, Wii is a lollipop... Ring any bells? Besides. If you ACTUALLY READ the article or understand the context you wouldn't be saying that.
Luckey has always welcomed more VR headsets. His vision is just to see the technology become a staple in culture. I'm not sure being bought by Facebook was the right way to move it forward, but I guess we'll see.
"Intelligent" :) OT Facebook will use the tech on regular fb applications & Social, whereas Sony intend to produce Games & Entertainment Apps... That's why the two are '...no real competition'. Seems the site tried to spin it. Perception folks, it's a powerful thing, but never beautiful :/
Uh, hate to break it to you but.. There's been several statements made by zucker on this whole "Facebook apps being the OR's only new purpose" crap, and it's been denied time and time again. OR is funded, and they're still doing what they intended to do from the start.
You going to buy a $400 Rift for FB apps? Are FB users? No. And Sony also has wants to expand VR beyond gaming as well. So I guess that must mean Morpheus won't be for games either... Right, that makes no sense at all. Contrary to popular belief, you can use VR for more than one thing at a time. It's not like if NASA went to OVR for a device that OVR would say "Well, guess we have to stop selling the Rift for gaming." I have a very difficult time understanding why people still think the Rift isn't going to be for gaming. There is only ONE potential market for VR. GAMERS.
I like how they purposely quoted that segment and mad it seem negative.
Well that is done for click bait cause a good amount of people here don't go past the headline, or read 80% of the headline
Watch out only-headline-readers incoming
VR is so overrated.
Looking forward to seeing how Facebook will handle the tech.
Here's hoping it will move a little bit beyond 'Farmville VR' or stalking your friends by walking through a gallery of their holiday photos
OOps, someone mad. Dont worry Sony will teach you how to handle new tech.
Tbh, Sony could easily release this for Pc aswell. It really depends if Sony wants to make this exclusive or for everything. They are both practically the same thing. So now it depends on which one has better spec or which one gets the price +specs right to hit the sweetspot perfect for the buyers. I would also like to add that since Facebook bought company for 2billion, they are definitely going to aim more than the gaming audience, would Oculus still class as a success if it was used in other fields and profited but flopped completely in the gaming side?