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Monday 26 September 2016

PlayStation VR won't have high-end power of Oculus Rift

Mark O'Beirne

Published 10/03/2016 | 14:58

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The PlayStation VR won't be able to match the high-end quality or power of the Oculus Rift, according to PlayStation.

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The PlayStation VR headset won’t be as powerful as the Oculus Rift, according to PlayStation executive Vice President Masayasu Ito.

Speaking with Polygon, Ito admitted that it won’t have the "high-end quality" of the Rift, but was keen to point out that it has different goals and basic requirements.

"If you just talk about the high-end quality, yes, I would admit that Oculus may have better VR. However, it requires a very expensive and very fast PC,” he said.

“The biggest advantage for Sony is our headset works with PS4. It's more for everyday use, so it has to be easy to use and it has to be affordable…It's for the mass market."

It’s yet to be revealed how much the PlayStation VR headset will cost, but these comments indicate that the price tag may be less shocking than the Rift ($600) and the Vive ($800). President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, previously said that the headset would cost around the same as a “new gaming platform.”

Sony is expected to reveal more details about the PlayStation VR on March 15th.

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