TGS 2015 - VR Showdown - Sony vs. Oculus

Steven Bogos | 18 Sep 2015 03:44
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So, in summary, the Crescent Bay is smoother and less prone to make you puke, while the PlayStation VR is comfier and has the support of proper games. Who wins? Neither. There was a secret, third contender that took away the prize....

Oculus and Samsung's Gear VR S6! This baby was on display at the Oculus booth, and while I came o experience Crescent Bay, I thought I'd give it a whirl. It was fantastic! It straight away scored some big points by having an adjustable focus, meaning that I didn't have to wear my glasses while using it. Not having any wires or controllers really helped with the immersion factor, and the simple nature of the smartphone shooter I played (Mortal Blitz) meant that there wasn't too much stimuli bombarding me at the same time.

Yeah, the graphics aren't as pretty as the Rift or PS VR, and it's a little bit more clunky, but it does a fantastic job at keeping a solid framerate, and giving a proper VR experience.


Both the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR will launch some time next year, while the VR Gear S6 is already avaliable.

Disclosure(s): Oculus Rift hardware and games were provided to The Escapist by Oculus.
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