VRFocus reports on a statement from Palmer Luckey in which he suggests that the Oculus Rift will be the best consumer HMD.
They've got the developer head start. I guess we'll know if their HMD is the best if they ever finalise the specs. Sheesh. No rush really, I wouldn't want them to half bake it. I'm pretty happy with the Dk2 already, but still would be nice to know what to save up for with so many competing devices coming up.
I actually think it's anybody's game at this point all 3 of them sound equally good with ups and downs I think they all can succeed jus need a good price
price to be honest is irrelevant if its got no software support, but i think they all have good outlook
Morpheus seems further along with the way most already developed games should be easier to integrate with their hmd will work, but I am not holding my breath. I look forward to seeing how all of these devices work and integrate with current tech.
I agree that price is secondary to immersive and complelling gaming experiences. If all that is released for VR are 'B' rated indie games and 'swimming with sharks' simulators - then the price won't really matter, becasue it will be seen as a cheap gimmick. If however VR releases with compelling high production AAA games e.g. Alien IsolationVR, or P.T., or even somthing like Call of Duty VR. Then it will quickly become a must have item. Then the price becomes less of an issues, as consumers will chase after the latest and greatest in terms of immersive entertainment. The manufacturer that will take the largest VR marketshare will be the one that can provide that AAA experience at an affordable price. The two that have the software to back up such experiences at the moment are Sony and Valve.
this is relative to be honest, whilst they all still in development they can all squabble which one is best. Once the retail units are out and the hard ware is finalised with no chance of changes it all comes down to which system you have, what software support it has, how much it cost and how soon will they upgrade and obsolete your headset. Im looking forward to it for sure but i still think we got another long 10 months to wait till they launch
The HoloLens lead designer was fatally hit by a drunk driver last Saturday, so I am sure progress slowed somewhat. That guy was young and really talented.
I just don't see it taking off. Its a cool gimmick but I just can't see it being viable.
That depends on available AAA software and the price of the device really.
I think thats not really likely. Its more likely going to be Morpheus just based on being on a console. As a PC gamer, I'm sorry but PC gaming as it is isn't really "consumer" friendly. More strings attached to PC gaming them most really understand, hell explaining just settings and frames to someone who I built a PC for really stressed them out, I for a while literally set up certain settings for them on some games lol They are better now at understanding how troubleshooting works, updates, etc. PC gaming is just really dedicated to those that actually take the time to really know that they are doing in building, upgrading, trouble shooting etc. Consoles by default will always be much more user friendly. If I where to put money in stocks regarding to VR doing well, I would back Morpheus vs a PC device. Its just the nature of gaming....
pc will have porn , morpheus probably won't . thats a big advantage for oculus
There's Facebook porn? Didn't know this. :P
The Oculus outputs video. The video doesn't have to be approved by Facebook. Thats like saying if I watch porn on my Sony TV "there's Sony porn?"
If I can connect my DualShock 4 to my Note 4, I will sure as hell find a way to use it on my phone as well......jk but I am sure that it will be able to browse the web on ps4. I want some minority report gloves. No keyboard, just lazy awesomeness
Agreed I was completely lost when I first started getting my parts together for my first build about 3 years ago. But if you head to forums like Tom's Hardware, people will help you build one or help you look for pre built PCs. For those looking to head to PC its very simple. The more you want the more you have to pay. You can build something for $500 but dont expect much. If you are looking for something that runs games on high-maxed on most games at 60 fps then you need to drop $1000+ on the PC itself. All 3 VR devices look great. Morpheus would be the easiest to get into. Buy the PS4, login and plug in the VR and done. Obviously the other devices depend on your PC but if you a beast of as PC you will blow Morpheus out of the water.
I'll probably get the Morpheus and one of the PC ones. I'm going to drop a GTX 970 or 980 into my rig as soon as they announce preorders.
I can see Oculus having more application outside of gaming. Besides porn I do think Oculus will have far reaching use in the fields of -- Engineering/Architecture, Medical, Military, Geographical, Aquatic and don't forget NASA. Since they are all using PC as their base equipment.
I think if they make an interface for Maya or 3D studio Max it could be amazing. I would love to do 3d modeling in VR. Hell, even Photoshop would be awesome. Imagine painting on a canvas that was 50 feet tall.
that is my thinking as well. Imagine working in Zbrush with this puppy. Or, like you said, loading photoshop, and allowing one a full, unobstructed view of the largest canvas imaginable.
There is a virtual desktop app that lets your project your screens i to a virtual space (let's you play games too if necessary) - you can have the screen wrap around you as you float in space, or have a virtual office etc. I hadn't thought to try Photoshop but I will now as that sounds hilarious. :D at the moment it's still let down by low resolution for creative stuff though. :(
Morpheus will make things easier for Oculus Rift. Many games that support morpheus will come to pc and have VR option available because of it.
Oculus and Vive will be the best, with Hololens floating around outside due to it being amazing but not VR. Morpheus will fail in the console market and have no footing at all in PC because there will be better options.
Once again, you need to cut down on ingesting substances that make you delusional...or do you just use all your comments bashing anything to do with Sony? "Oculus and Vive will be the best, with Hololens floating around outside due to it being amazing but not VR. Morpheus will fail in the console market and have no footing at all in PC because there will be better options. " Neither of these two statements is backed by any logical or rational reasons and are both just your usual rant against anything Sony.
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