According to Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, Sony’s PlayStation VR won’t be as “high-end” as the Oculus Rift and will be nowhere near as powerful due to the limitations of the PS4. He also noted that both pieces of tech are targeting two different markets and that the PlayStation VR is still a good headset.
“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,” Luckey told the IB Times. “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.”
“We wanted to make hardware that everybody could use,” he said. “The Rift is really at the bare minimum of what that takes but also at the top end of what you can make with today’s available technology.”
A PlayStation 4 can currently be picked up for £299 in the UK, with a PC powerful enough to run the Rift, along with the headset itself costing well over £1000.
The PlayStation VR currently doesn’t have a release date or price, but it has been mentioned before that it could cost roughly the same price as a new console. If that is the case, the PlayStation VR will still be much cheaper than a PC with an Oculus.