PlayStation VR “isn’t quite as high-end” as Oculus Rift

By Matt Martin, Monday, 11 January 2016 11:35 GMT

The two video game headsets appeal to different markets, says Oculus’ Palmer Luckey.

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The PlayStation VR headset isn’t as high quality as the Oculus Rift, according to Palmer Luckey.

Speaking to IB Times, the Rift boss said that the Oculus is a more high-end and technically demanding set-up compared to PlayStation VR.

“It’s also worth noting that their headset isn’t quite as high-end as ours — it’s still, I think, a good headset — and the PlayStation 4 is not nearly as powerful as our recommended spec for a PC,” he said.

According to Luckey, the two headsets won’t appeal to the same games players as both will have their own markets.

“I think that there’s not many people who already own a PS4 who don’t own a gaming PC who are going to go out and make that roughly $1,500 all-in investment in the Rift. It really is a separate market.

“They’re bringing virtual reality to a different group of people who I don’t think were ever really a part of our market anyway.”

Oculus finally dated and priced the Rift last week. It’ll set you back $600 for the headset and peripherals.

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