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Anyway, comparing Oculus to Sony is stupid. At least Sony controls their entire platform and ecosystem, Oculus doesn't, they sell hardware and a digital storefront. they're missing everything else, like a "console", custom OS, everything if they really wanted to go that exclusive.

Occulus forgot that their Rift is a display, a custom monitor with a non-unique feature for the love of god.
why would you make a game exclusive to a specific monitor... the hell is wrong with Occulus.
Edited by epic1337 - 6/22/16 at 1:05am
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What the guys at Occulus might not realise is that the VR market as a whole isn't big enough to start splitting it with exclusives. So, being such a small market (remember that you need a decent computer on top of the not-cheap VR gear) as it is the only thing you are making is creating doubt in the minds of many consumers.

Should I go Vive or Rift? Or should I wait a bit more to see how the dust settles? Mmmmmmmmmm I don't know I'll hold.

Instead, if all the VR industry was together, the overall sales would go up and, thus more people would get into it. And once the established user base was big enough they could start fragmenting it. But right now? So soon? They might even kill the whole thing with their stupidity.
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I don't know a single person with a rift, I know ten people with vive.
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First and utmost; comparing Oculus to Sony is like comparing Razer to Sony.

Oculus doesn't make a console with 300 exclusive games. Sony does. Your Oculus does still need a PC to run, you are making ACCESSORIES for an existing hardware, not REINVENTING one. Microsoft tried to make accessory exclusive games, look what happened to Kinect. It didn't even have an opponent running on Xbox, yet those guys have Razer's VR, and HTC Vive which is superior.

I don't even...
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Should I go Vive or Rift? Or should I wait a bit more to see how the dust settles? Mmmmmmmmmm I don't know I'll hold.

Is Oculus even an option? Are they actually on the market?
I thought everyone was still waiting for their pre-orders to ship...
post #27 of 152
its still a paper launch, actual shipment hardly started.

though aside from either being expensive, i don't like the facehugger design, its annoyingly bulky.


VR-HMDs are supposed to look like this. sozo.gif
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its still a paper launch, actual shipment hardly started.

though aside from either being expensive, i don't like the face hugger design, its annoyingly bulky.


VR-HMDs are supposed to look like this. sozo.gif

Eww... What's the FoV on something like that, 70?

I don't care if what I'm wearing looks like a fish bowl crossed with a wimple. Just make the visual experience good. I've taken naps wearing a motorcycle helmet, the facehugger has a minimal impact on me.
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I've tried the Vive, but not the Rift. It is a shame they went this direction, because the comparison's I've read of the HMDs suggested that the Rift had better ergonomics and slightly better lenses.
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Just curious, where is the analyst's article about its lifespan and all that? Just wondering.

Anyway, comparing Oculus to Sony is stupid. At least Sony controls their entire platform and ecosystem, Oculus doesn't, they sell hardware and a digital storefront. they're missing everything else, like a "console", custom OS, everything if they really wanted to go that exclusive.

Exactly this. You cannot compare the PC platform which is more or less an open platform with the walled gardens that consoles bring. PSVR is for playstation games because that was exactly what it was made for. I understand that consoles have their exclusives and those are meant to be system sellers, but i just don't see that working with VR on the PC platform where you'll need to strictly be using a Rift in order to play their exclusives. That said there will certainly be workarounds, and the Vive is clearly the HMD to buy, as it offers all the same specs as the Rift, but also throws in room scale VR which is pretty huge.
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