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http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2016/06/21/oculus-rift-exclusives-are-not-bad-for-vr-industry-says-palmer-luckey/
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Speaking to Upload VR during E3 last week, Luckey noted that hardware exclusives can be tailored to the specific platform, and why it isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the virtual reality industry as a whole.

“You see Sony investing in their content the same way. They want to make things that take advantage of their features that they have in the best way possible. The reality is, I can see where that’s painful for some people, but that doesn’t mean that it’s bad for the VR industry, or that it’s fragmenting it, or in the long run, it’s not the right way for the ecosystem to work.”

The sentiment now is the Rift is doomed.

Analysts are giving it an 8 month lifespan.

A year, TOPS.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 6/21/16 at 6:26pm
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Just like consoles are the cancer of gaming industry, Oculus is the cancer of VR industry. No amount of gibberish is going to change that.
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Pull the other one Guv, it's got bells on.
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The cojones on this little toad.....
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If the Rift does go under as a result of this comment, does its fall affect its competitors and the VR industry as a whole? Should that be the case, that's a pretty big problem.
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Did everyone really not see this kind of crap coming after they were bought by Facebook?
 
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Originally Posted by frickfrock999 View Post


According to analysts, on the average lifespan of the Rift.

They're giving it 8 months.

A year TOPS.

A slow death.

I was once the biggest Oculus fan, but I completely agree now, the company needs to just die! It's business practices have cause such divide in the VR community, it has completely ruined the VR thread here. Looks like AMD vs Nvidia in there, the arguing is rediculous. RIP Oculus. Greed is the downfall to many great ideas.
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Did everyone really not see this kind of crap coming after they were bought by Facebook?

Was a matter of time. If you want to destroy public perception of your product, Facebook is the way to do it.
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You know, its funny that he compares the way they are doing business to Sony's way of doing business. I am so sick of third party exclusives that "Sony" has been a bad word in my house for a while.

Spill your drink? Sony.
Stub your toe? Sony.
Open your car door into a pole? Sony.

Sony is not known for attempting to end market fragmentation, and actually quite the opposite is closer to reality. I am not sure that his argument is accentuated by invoking "Sony"
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Facebook sure made a great investment rolleyes.gif
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