Checking how the Oculus Rift stacks up vs HTC Vive and PlayStation VR!
At GDC 2016 I got to review the Sony PlayStation VR for the PS4, HTC Vive the first SteamVR headset and the Oculus Rift. As virtual reality gets bigger these are the best VR headsets for 2016 regardless of if you're using a gaming PC or console like the PlayStation 4. With some of the best graphics, controllers and games for VR yet the future looks bright for Oculus, HTC, Valve and Sony.
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Oculus is way better than vive: it’s not as heavy, cheaper, now comes with way better touch controllers, u can add 1 sensor to make a it 360 like the vive( is still cheaper even after) and way easier to set up
The Hololense is pretty sweet too, I've tried the Vive and Oculus and tend to believe that the controllers still need to do more. Functioning in 3D space is cool but clicking to type is still ugly. In your opinion, for Augmented and Virtual reality to reach their full potential, shouldn't there be a mobile interface that provides full keyboard access that you can use with one hand? Asking for a friend with a DecaTxt...
hello i wanted to know if oculus rift was compatible with mac or if it would be possible if i ran a windows boot camp on my mac. here are the specs of my computer
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)
3.8 GHz Intel Core i5
40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Radeon Pro 580 8192 MB
I think the Vive is the best because you have the option to move around or to sit down and not move around in setup (Something Austin did not mention. He said you had to have space. But you can actually set the headset up for sitting down in setup.) It also outperforms the others in popularity and the compatible games. The controllers and the sensors are better than the competition as well.
PlayStation's VR because in the soon future the products graphic Quality will ultimately grow stronger and match or even far pass the competitors products not to mention the headset is already as you said polished out to fine detail. So they have the upper advantage in best product for sale I believe!!
Decicions ...decisions. Its about time to upgrade my PC and have no console so I am torn between what to do. This helped but I noticed it was made a year ago and in the world of technology things change so fast. Thanks for the input.
Vive and psvr are the only relevant ones. Vive controlled and moving or not moving is amazing and the all out best. The psvr is the one for people who don't want spent a lot of money but get a decent vr experience. It also works decent standing up. We use the Vive and it seems to be the best.
So you can afford an iphone7 128GB model or Samsung Galaxy 7, and complain the price of HTC Vive ? There prices are similar but Vive give you much more your iphone can provide. I admit it is still too early to judge if HTC Vive worth buying due to the limited content, but it is not extraordinary expensive, like iphone usb adapter or useless iwatch.
To each their own, but IMO, Vive is totally worth the big price tag.
Also, Vive is releasing the wireless attachment in Q1 2017 and they have prototypes of a 'glove' type controller for release around Q4 :)
You NEED to get the touch controllers. I have a Vive and I couldn't imagine playing without some sort of motion controllers. I really want to try the Oculus's touch controller's, they look really comfortable to use and the way they're implemented in games makes interacting with the virtual world feel very natural.
Thanks! It's AMAZING, a really comfortable fit, I could wear it for hours on end. The headphones sound amazing, and the image quality is 10/10! I would highly recommend. The only thing I feel is missing is the Touch controllers, but I'm saving up for them, and hopefully they will improve the experience massively.
Playstation VR is just incredible. The games just draw you in and you really think you're somewhere else. The unit has to be calibrated for each player but once you have all the setting tailored to you, you will experience how immersive VR is!
Playstation VR - I don't want to invest in an expensive supercomputer and keep upgrading it to only play games. Beside losing my time to configure games each time i want to play to have a perfect experience, I prefer just to insert a DVD in a console and not to worry about graphics cards, settings, frame rate etc...