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Sony doing a “good job” with Morpheus, says Oculus boss

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For the past few years, Virtual Reality has been “the next big thing.” Only, without any word of retail release from the tech frontrunner Oculus and its Rift headset, it seems we’ll have to be content with a few other next big things until widespread, marketable Virtual Reality becomes a real reality.

We’ve seen some hardware released commercially, like the Kickstarter-backed ANTVR, but until the Rift is out, VR isn’t going to take off. If there is one VR project that could help VR go big, it’s Sony’s project Morpheus. Once rather dubious of the thing, Oculus Boss Palmer Lucky is now a little more positive about Sony’s foray into the realm of VR.

“I think Sony is also doing a good job,” Luckey revealed in an interview with Stuff.  “Like, we don’t have any kind of partnership with them but they understand the problems in VR, they understand how to fix them and they care about fixing them. There’s a lot of companies that either don’t understand how to make good VR or they do understand and they just don’t care about doing it.

“I think Sony and Oculus both have similar philosophies where we realise that our products have flaws and we know we have to fix them before shipping something to people because we don’t want to piss people off with bad products,” he said.

I’ve had the fortune of using both products, and while neither of them is really quite there yet, I felt Sony’s Morpheus to be the most rounded – even if it is held back by the PS4’s relative lack of power.  That said, I haven’t used the latest, Crescent Bay Rift DK which is apparently quite spectacular, fixing many of the issues that make VR unsettling.

That said, as exciting as VR undoubtedly is, I just don’t see it picking up quite as much mainstream steam as either Oculus or Sony would like. Every few years, a Virtual Reality craze sweeps over, and every time, it dies down as people realise that real life is fine. Of course, this is the tech at its most mature, and maybe this time, this time, it’ll all be different.

Last Updated: January 15, 2015

41 Comments

  1. Ghost In The Rift

    January 15, 2015 at 13:02

    And Xbox is working on………?????????XD

    Reply

    • Jaded_Reprobate

      January 15, 2015 at 13:04

      in game hub update 3250002502200.000369945-a

      Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 15, 2015 at 13:05

        lol sweet,new features???

        Reply

        • ToshZA

          January 15, 2015 at 13:25

          The version number is displayed in a more discreet location. 😀

          Reply

    • SentientSlug

      January 15, 2015 at 13:07

      Creating a next gen console

      Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 15, 2015 at 13:09

        Xbox 2 or XBox 720?

        Maybe Xbox 180:-P

        Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      January 15, 2015 at 13:10

      In all honesty, Sony needs some big jumps.
      Were it not for PS4 sales they would have gone belly up.

      Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 15, 2015 at 13:14

        Because XBox got better exclusives or does it have superior hardware?

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          January 15, 2015 at 13:24

          Because Play Station is the only profitable department in Sony. all others are running at a loss.

          Reply

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 15, 2015 at 13:33

            lol okey i get it,so the sony range of smartphones aint doing so well?

          • Lord Chaos

            January 15, 2015 at 13:34

            Apparently not, neither are their TVs.

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 15, 2015 at 13:38

            Well the TVs are really expensive from Sony,compared to Hisense and those brands,but the Z3 is so much cheaper than the iPhone 6 or Samsung Note 4

          • Lord Chaos

            January 15, 2015 at 13:43

            Phone is Samsung, almost all other electronics I own are LG.

        • ToshZA

          January 15, 2015 at 13:24

          Because Sony also sell all sorts of electronics – and nobody is buying anything that isn’t a PS4

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            January 15, 2015 at 13:36

            You mean ‘sells off all its other electronic departments?’ Yup.

    • ToshZA

      January 15, 2015 at 13:21

      More TV shows.

      They know where the money is.

      Reply

    • Captain JJ Saga

      January 15, 2015 at 13:29

      3G kinect

      Reply

    • Quo Vadis?

      January 15, 2015 at 13:31

      more porn

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Saga

        January 15, 2015 at 13:31

        XXXboxxx

        Reply

        • Ghost In The Rift

          January 15, 2015 at 13:36

          Starring Vin Diesel…….XD

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Saga

            January 15, 2015 at 13:38

            Haha. Win.

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 15, 2015 at 13:52

          hahahaha that is sharp!

          Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 15, 2015 at 13:35

        can you touch?XD

        Reply

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 15, 2015 at 13:52

          Even with oculus rift, I guess the answer would still be no LOL

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            January 15, 2015 at 13:54

            Comes pre installed with virtua-bouncer

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 15, 2015 at 13:57

            and virtua-std’s.

      • Sageville

        January 15, 2015 at 14:33

        Naked people’s junk thrust in my face in full glorious 3D!

        Sounds like the future baby!

        Reply

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 15, 2015 at 14:47

          sounds like a fairly disgusting future if you ask me ;P

          Reply

          • Sageville

            January 15, 2015 at 15:16

            Don’t knock it till you…..

    • Lord Chaos

      January 15, 2015 at 13:32

      Haven’t heard about infiniRoom in a while.

      Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 15, 2015 at 13:35

        if they are developing technology like that already,wont that hurt the market for VR, depends also on the price range between the 2?

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          January 15, 2015 at 13:38

          And if you want to look like a cone-head or not.

          Reply

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 15, 2015 at 13:41

            LOL I remember that movie!!

  2. Ghost In The Rift

    January 15, 2015 at 13:07

    I can already see the day where you will use the Morpheus to watch or react with your day 1 patch:-P

    Reply

    • CypherGate

      January 15, 2015 at 13:23

      Or while you watching or playing a game and a massive windows pops up in your face saying new patch available download to get the best quality experience.

      Reply

      • Ghost In The Rift

        January 15, 2015 at 13:32

        lol with a tab from Facebook to say like this.

        Reply

        • CypherGate

          January 15, 2015 at 13:34

          LOL or even worse…. Imagine what a field day advertisers would have with this? or Enlargement pill ads popping up while you playing call of duty moderne warfare 20.

          Reply

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 15, 2015 at 13:39

            Scarring for the rest of your life lol

  3. CypherGate

    January 15, 2015 at 13:22

    Might spark up and die down every few years, but every time it sparks up the advancements are great. It will eventually get to a point where gaming will be simply amazing especially ‘looking’ and interacting around the world Dark Souls or checking out the jungle in Far Cry 7 lol

    Reply

  4. MAC

    January 15, 2015 at 13:44

    Once the flood hits, like with tablets, I’m sure we’ll be seeing every company and their mother bringout their versions of a VR device. Still can’t wait 🙂

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      January 15, 2015 at 13:57

      Diving simulator 2020.

      Now with improved fish AI.

      Reply

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