Oculus Expresses Concern Over Project Morpheus Investment and PS4 Hardware Limitations

VRFocus - Oculus VR is quite rightly seen as the driving force behind the revival of the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The company’s Oculus Rift VR HMD has led the charge for the technology over the past few years, bringing us to a point in which competitors such as Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) Project Morpheus VR HMD for PlayStation 4 have started to appear. In the past, the company has expressed excitement over names such as SCE getting involved with the technology. Last week at Gamescom 2014 however, it touched upon some of its concerns.

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Genesis51433d ago

Well they are not able to control the quality of the PC that people use their product on either. A poor PC could lead to an inferior experience as well.

bouzebbal1433d ago

the guy expects everyone to own a high class PC for VR. It could actually be worse for headset on PC because at least Morpheus will be optimized for one single platform.

bmf73641433d ago

Jackfrags made this as a good argument on why online games like BF4 are better on console. If you own a $10,000 machine that SLI's several Titan Z's, youre obiously going to do better than the dude with a $600 DIY budget build. Oculus Rift would have to be optimizable for the bare minimum of PC gaming while at the same time for the highest-tier of gaming to turn profit.

Gohadouken1433d ago (Edited 1433d ago )

Except you wont at all have any advantage with your ludicrous ex of an extravagant setting over a 600$ pc , past some threshold where the game is stable at 60 fps (or even lower) . Bare some depth of field advantage mostly negated by game designs anyway , you just get eye candy

And obviously online experience is based on your net's quality and the servers

Evilsnuggle1433d ago (Edited 1433d ago )

Pc fan boys and pc enthusiast just don't get how " mainstream" audience or consumers operate. There's a price point that the average consumer will pay or not pay.

Pc fan boys and pc enthusiast let There love of high quality and high tech blind themselves. Most average consumers will not pay a higher prices for small improvements . Look at console sales a console sales increase the most at the 300-200 price range. Most average consumer will be on willing to pay 500 or 600 i feel even 400 Would be to much for new VR technology.

Just look at blue ray and HD TV how long it took to be adopted by the mainstream consumer.

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"Jackfrags made this as a good argument on why online games like BF4 are better on console."

Pc fan boys and pc enthusiast get so rapped up in higher resolution and ultra frame rates . But ignore that console is far superior quality in online multi player .

Why hackers and cheaters are at epidemic levels on pc. Pc hacking and cheating with Shooter Aimbots & Auto Aim Software [FPS] - ruins online multi player competitive online gaming for the non cheating players.

I would prefer to pay for online play and have Sony , Nintendo and Microsoft police my online multi player game. Personally it's very annoying to play competitive multiplayer games with someone who is cheating.

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user56695101433d ago (Edited 1433d ago )

Console gamers never know what they're talking about. You do know they're settings that you can change so you can get better fps. This is gear towards pc gamers first. So a budget pc or a budget upgrade for 600 will perform better. Nice try.

I'm not even gonna touch the mp argument ps fanboys forever grasping for straws. And yall do know technology doesn't evolve around Sony. New GPUs and CPUs launch every year.

You only need a high end pc for demanding games like they are now and that's for max settings and high fps something that consoles can't do. Keep getting defensive and spinning without knowing what your talking about. Sony are going to have to lower the gfx to do this smoothly and how much yall b! tch over gfx this is going to be a problem

GamingTruth1433d ago

well maybe if sony had the brains of the people making your pc hardwares, but they dont they are much smarter than that so they will get great graphics without any sacrfices

Coach_McGuirk1433d ago

i'm also worried that they'll half-ass it

R6ex1433d ago

My guess is that you'll need something like GTX 780 Ti SLI for optimal performance on the consumer version of the Oculus Rift.

Hassassin1433d ago

probably not... it depends on the games, but if you can run 3D 1080p on your games you should not have any problems.

Azurite1433d ago

I hope Sony's found a way to run in 3D without cutting the FPS in half, doubt it though.

DevilishSix1433d ago

Oculus is soooooo concerned about the competition that they talk it down, I almost spit my morn coffee on the screen when I read title.

Ju1433d ago (Edited 1433d ago )

All he really did was spreading some FUD (exactly in the sense of the word) with some vague and subtle comments talking down the competition while wrapping it into "I don't know much about it" clauses. Oculus won't win with PCs alone and pushing the performance envelope only to talk down the consoles will let them end up like Crytek.

aliengmr1433d ago

If Sony fails it will hurt OVR and vice versa.

OVR has the funding to get VR out there and generate mass interest, its their ONLY priority. Sony has several hardware related priorities to deal with and can't drop support for everything but Morpheus.

OVR has to generate the excitement and Sony has to make an HMD console gamers are willing to buy.

Sony's role in this is to have a console HMD that sells and convinces a large segment of the gaming industry to get on board. OVR has to generate enough interest to keep either HMD from being an expensive peripheral.

Without either, VR is likely DOA.

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