Oculus boss Palmer Luckey has said that gamers shouldn’t expect as much gaming clout from PlayStation VR as they will get from Oculus Rift.
Their headset isn’t quite as high-end as ours,” he told IB Times. And the PlayStation 4 is not nearly as powerful as our recommended spec for a PC.”
Luckey added: It’s still, I think, 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. 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.”
Whether that points to a lower RRP for PlayStation VR than the 500 Oculus Rift remains to be seen.
It has been speculated that Sony’s device could actually cost more than Facebook’s, although no details about pricing have yet been confirmed.