It's all about Windows 10 No one expected this: Oculus VR said Thursday its Rift virtual reality headset will ship with Microsoft’s Xbox One controller as the Rift’s de facto way to play games.
Oculus Rift wasn't built specifically for Xbox One and it will not be anywhere as good of experience as Morpheus. Let's face it Xbox One and Oculus partnership just don't make much sense. The cinema room is pointless. There has to be more to the puzzle we haven't seen. Maybe they'll show more at E3.
Why is it that you think that Sony is the number one authority on VR?? You don't think Microsoft and Oculus will figure something out? Or that the fact that PC and Xbox One is going to be just that bit closer to each other when Windows 10 with DX12 makes a debut. Just FYI Microsoft research created Illumiroom and Hololens and Oculus has made big advancements with there hardware, I am sure they will figure it out.Sony can have 30 million owners but you cant match the market when Xbox One and PC get together!!
First of all nobody's saying Sony is the authority on VR. Its that Morpheus is specifically designed with PS4 hardware in mind ( and the PS4 was designed with VR in mind), whereas OcRift was never designed with Xbox One in mind. While OcRift will be AWESOME on PC, VR on XB1 will be quite a bit more tricky. Even with Win10/Dx12 upgrades, there is no way XB1 can match even the minimum PC specs needed to run OcRift (minimum PC specs shown here: http://www.gamespot.com/art... ). Which means any XB1 full VR games on OcRift would need a hefty downgrade to work at all. And if thats the case what developer will put in the work for such a downgrade if the install base of OcRift/XB1 owners are very small? And the reason why very few XB1 owners will buy OcRift as its currently being presented is because AS OF NOW OcRift for XB1 is just an expensive streaming device, not a XB1 VR machine.
Does anyone remember when those Oculus Rift guys were going around "concern trolling" Sony with Project Morpheus? They we all like: "Oh we don't mind Sony getting into VR, but we just want to make sure that they take their time and do it right so that the VR doesn't get a bad name." And now you allow Microsoft to demo that atrocious "clean room simulator" while shouting Oculaus Rift VR on XBox One from rooftops? OR on Xbox One looks like something you wear when your house or living room is too messy and you're feeling too lazy to clean it up. Just put on the OR headset, and Bam... there it is! BTW, did anyone ever wondered what the bottom of an avatar shoes looks like? No, seriously.... And now we have to endure countless silly articles like this one here.
I don't think Microsoft will in any way "crush" Sony, and Morpheus is going to be great VR in its own right, but I really think some of you don't realize the value in what they showed. No, it doesn't replace direct VR game experiences, but it's a pretty neat feature all the same. I've used the virtual cinema app on the Oculus DK1 headset and even at those lower specs the experience was quite convincing and enjoyable. Watching a movie on a gigantic virtual screen is very cool and I'm sure it's the same for games. Unless you have a huge 200" front projector screen in your house you aren't playing your games on a screen that appears this big. It really is a neat VR application. It could also prove useful to people that share a TV with other people in a household for those times someone else is using the TV and you want to play your games. Or maybe you want to lay down in your bed for maximum relaxation while you play your games or watch a movie. Virtual screens absolutely do have significant and worthwhile uses.
I'm on your side, Spid3r. PS4 = ±25m gamers Win10 = ±1b users That's 4000:1 in favor of OR sales, so... MS+OR = Crush Sony Math must be hard for the delusional.
Ever wonder what the ceiling of a virtual theatre looks like? Well bam there it is! http://m.n4g.com/news/17406... That's sure gonna "crush" Sony actual VR experience lol
I laughed so hard at that.
Oculus will be next Kinect..
I just can't see VR taking off, and that goes for Morpheus too. It'll just be another gimmick like kinect or move that's cool to try out and then it'll be forgotten about. Just like my lovely brand new 48inch 3d TV that I have no 3d games to play on now!!! On the topic of the article though, I don't know how OR is going to help Xbox "crush" PS when Sony already has the tech and seem to be a lot further down the line in implementation than MS are judging by that video released.
@ The Infected Dude, thats a bold statement. You dont know that.
"Dude, thats a bold statement. You dont know that." That's a fact and everyone should know that.
Before we start stating what's "fact", let's keep in mind that all of this is pure speculation at this point.. But I will say that it is quite funny seeing PS4 fanboys pretend like they know everything that's going on behind closed doors in the engineering departments of Oculus and Microsoft.. Just the fact that Oculus games can (and will) be built using Windows 10 and DirectX 12 should be a clue.. Windows 10 and DirectX 12 are both coming to Xbox One and even though the Oculus Rift wasn't built with the Xbox One in mind to the same degree that Project Morpheus was built with the PS4 in mind, The Oculus Rift was definitely built with Windows 10 and DirectX 12 in mind.. With that being said, I wouldn't be so quick to say that a game developer who makes an Oculus Rift game using Windows 10 and DirectX 12 can't develop that game with the Xbox One in mind (in addition to their PC release).. From that point, traveling down a road of logic that leads to the Oculus Rift being used directly with the Xbox One isn't as far fetched as some of you fanboys want to pretend it is.. Sure, will that game perform equally with the PC counterpart?.. No. But do you honestly believe that Project Morpheus running on a PS4 is going to perform equally as Oculus Rift running on a high-end gaming PC?.. If that theoretical Xbox One VR game runs on par with what is possible on the PS4 in terms of VR, then they've done a good enough job.. If you want to pretend that "PC-level performance" is the measuring stick, you might as well get ready to be potentially disappointed with Project Morpheus.. And if you think that streaming 2D versions of Xbox One games into the Oculus Rift is the full extent of this partnership and the capabilities of these hardware components, then you're either incredibly short-sighted or a blind fanboy..
I think there will be more to this partnership but it's probably is still WIP so as things stand at this moment in time, morpheus will be the better console vr experience
Once I saw Time magazine i knew... bullocks
Oculus on Xbox. aka: the play games in a clean living room simulator. Why be IN your game, when you can be in a nice, luxurious living room that MS always intended you to be in while you play on your 2D screen? Personally, I'm excited for the different living room themes we'll be able to download. I'm going to download the one that's all modern with the yoga mats everywhere they always use in the Kinect ads.
Just goona say...I don't care as long as all systems sell well and have great games. Sony has a definitive lead at this point. X1 and PC make for a beautiful partnership. Awesome. Does that mean Sony will all of a sudden fail? NO. I own an X1 and no PS4 either. Looking forward to everyone bringing their A game.
"Xbox crush Playstation." Dear lord, really?
The biggest interpretation I take away is that X1 and PC gamers will soon be playing cross platform multiplayer which will be crazy!
there should be some kind of news filter because every retard can write an article these days and call himself a journalist
Time magazine and Forbes should really stick to business and world news.
This article doesn't leave much room for any more stupidity. This is about clueless as it gets folks. Well done Time - you've read into nonsense and come to a conclusion that only a fanboy could ever reach.
That's about as dumb as steering yourself underwater with a fin on your head. :I
How the Oculus Rift Could Help Xbox Crush PlayStation...in the Twilight Zone
Lol You made me laugh. Bubbles up.
Yes it will help very much, now the room your playing in wont look like the room of your mother's basement that you are playing in. This will make xbox gamers much more happier while they are playing the games on the VR headset.
Xbox crush playstation? You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know that is not going to happen.
Wow. The things Xbox has to do JUST to compete with the PS4.
Stupid article. This feels to me like damage control. MS finally realizes that they are going to have to counter some of the Morpheus E3 thunder with this deal. Sony is coming on strong. Making fun of the clean living room is silly. I walked away from a 10 minute Oculus demo last week and was motion sick for a good amount of time after. Sitting helped so perhaps the virtual room may be the only way to get this into peoples living rooms without them throwing up all over their cats. What it does if utilized that way is allow you to remove the tv from the equation. I'll be playing a game on my huge virtual screen and my wife can watch whatever she feels like. You can't fool the inner ear. I might just be happy to play a game or watch a movie in my themed virtual man cave.
p sure step one isnt REQUIRE HIGH END PC ... oops
1. I don't think there's any chance of xbox crushing playstation even when dx12, windows 10, halo master chief collection and great bundles haven't really made a dent, so I doubt oculus rift will turn the tide 2.Why does it need to? These are both consoles in the gaming market and as long as both brands stay profitable and financially healthy, it encourages healthy competition which we ALWAYS benefit from. I hope neither 'crushes' the other and both continue to strive to keep us happy :)
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