oculus-rift-htc-vive-playstation-vrWith features, prices, and launch lineups announced, it’s the home stretch for the big three VR headsets: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. If you’re planning to buy one (or more!) let us know which in the poll below.

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  • GOD

    I think it is great they made psvr for poor people who cant afford quality VR like the Vive. We need to feed the homeless too

    • Kaylin Minx

      Dude….. true

    • Al

      You do realize that those poor people that can’t afford quality VR will likely end up being the ones that makes VR a viable industry, right?

      • JoeD

        Not how it works. The wealthy are always the ones who make new technology a viable industry. They are the ones who purchase the first ones, allowing the following production runs to be cheaper.

        • Al

          In this case, it is how it will works. Real and compelling content for the “niche” won’t happen until the developers can actually make a profit on their efforts. A few 100k Vives or Oculus is a niche in the grand scheme of things.

        • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

          Do you think the automobile industry can survive with just the Ferrari and Porsche? Without the Honda civics & Toyotas, the automobile industry will have collapse.

      • GOD

        or killing it when they show their friends and they realize how poor it is along with the poor motion tracking

        • Al

          Oh omnipotent being, You obviously never came close to the object you are denigrating, So I’ll take your comment with the faith it deserve.

          • GOD

            perhaps you should read up a little on psvr and also read up on the capabilities of pc hardware compared to ps4 hardware. to even have the audacity to compare something like the ps4 to a pc is asinine.. comparing the psvr with google cardboard would be a fair comparison however.

          • LOADED

            It’s a real shame your mother beat you as a child :)

          • GOD

            Rather than trolling me, maybe you should go get a job so you can afford the Vive.

          • CHEASE

            shut up you cunt and stop making vive owners look like assholes

          • GOD

            white,poor, and angry….the worst kind..u should blame yourself for not being able to afford a vive.

          • CHEASE

            This isn’t a trump rally, so there is no way you can know I am those things.

          • GOD

            you sound exactly like a trump supporter… don’t blame others for being poor.. blame yourself

          • CHEASE

            don’t blame others for being a troll, blame yourself.

          • GOD

            You can try imitate me all you want… but come April 5th… you won’t be able to.

          • CHEASE

            lol is it hard to believe that I both 1. am not an asshole and 2. have a vive preorder?

            Why are these two things mutually exclusive in your mind?

          • GOD

            You exposed yourself by being so defensive about a simple fact.

          • CHEASE

            Yes they are? Ok well enjoy that bizarre and precarious system of beliefs.

          • GOD

            u need jeezus

          • CHEASE

            soon we will voluntarily splice out the douchebag genes. So enjoy your last few gasps before the douchebag genocide

          • GOD

            it is the poor that are being killed off though..

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            So everyone rich guy that can afford a vive should behave like you? Your mother taught you well.

          • GOD

            I’m simply regulating the pitchfork poors.

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            Donald Trump is proud of ya, son!

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            someone has a messiah complex.

          • Mitt Zombie

            Or they can ask your mom for money like you did.

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            Or maybe you should learn some manners and get a female partner so that you don’t have to resort to your high-end vr solution to compensate your insecurity and your need to show much ‘money’ you have, ‘god’.

            It’s irony that ‘god’ doesn’t understand humility.

          • GOD

            I got a girl. But why are you so hurt? Is the fact that you cannot afford a Vive really hurting you that much? You should apply that anger on getting more money instead of PMS-ing.

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            i hope…for your sake, that you truly only behave this way online and not offline in real life and hope don’t pass down this ‘myopic’ viewpoint to your girl. Do you think your girl is proud of your behavior now?

            Also, i know you love of Vive….but for your sake, it’s a product. And it’s gonna have a v2 coming sooner or later. You don’t have to worship it on the altar as a holy grail.

            Also, have you ever heard of a word called ‘debate’? How about ‘discussion’? ‘Objectivity’?

            Instead, all you did is trying to demean how everyone that is not getting a Vive is a peasant. Mark Zuckerberg is only using a Occulus Rift and not a Vive. Is he a peasant too now?

            (P.S. I am not a rich guy but i am not a peasant on food stamps. I am a Certified MSCE and VCP in the IT Department in an investment bank, annual income of around 120k. I am no millionaire but i think i can afford a Vive just fine….but I won’t…..due to personal preference.)

          • GOD

            damn.. the hurt is real. so real it warrantied a novel.

            knowing that the Oculus and PSVR are pure shit, why would you buy them? and if you’re not buying either, why the hell would you even be here?

            Oculus is notorious for causing motion sickness, and and the motion tracking is a fail because you need lasers not cameras for functional precision. Both Oculus and PSVR are pure fail in that department when taking motion tracking into account. PSVR shouldn’t even be in the conversation between the 3 because it cannot handle any real games anyway. They are both inferior products.

            Why is suckerberg using oculus? Maybe because he owns it and imagine what a bad look it would be if he used the Vive in public.

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            And you, good gentleman, you win the internet. Congratulations. A winner is you. Clearly, we are all peasants. Even ‘Suckberg’ the billionaire…

            A winner is you!

          • GOD

            You too could be a winner. Just apply yourself a bit more. Perhaps get a part time job?

          • yag

            You have a lot of time to waste with trolls, bro.

          • realtrisk

            Hah. Well said.

          • yag

            God has always been a jerk (source : the Bible).

          • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

            Ramen!

    • Gerald Terveen

      you must have a very small

      • GOD

        oh look a pleb

        • Mitt Zombie

          OH look a kid with an allowance.

          • GOD

            if you owned your own online business and were also a freelance software engineer maybe you would be able to afford a Vive too. Maybe you could beg mommy for an early bday present?

          • Gerald Terveen

            if you owned morals you might not be a sad excuse for a human being online. and now I go developing on the one of my two Vives :P

          • GOD

            Face it, you’re a Vive-less cuckold..

    • LOADED

      Still cashing them welfare checks I see :)

      • GOD

        If you knew English, you would have read that I’m buying a Vive, not a PSVR. You shouldn’t have skipped college, that’s why you can’t afford the Vive now nor understand English.

        • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

          If you are trying to sell a vive, you are not helping.

          • GOD

            Your loss not mine..

  • Rafał Kun

    Osvr not on the list?

    • danyukhin

      No, because it’s not one of “the big three vr headsets”

  • MrE

    I’m buying all 3. Already have a couple Gear VRs.

  • Razma

    where is the poll? and I’m going with the Vive, already preordered

    • The poll is embedded in the article … but here’s a link: https://twitter.com/RtoVR/status/711607786837250048

    • Dr_I_Needtob_Athe

      Ditto. Apparently the poll results will be compiled by reading these posts.

      I took the “leap” and ordered an HTC Vive on Leap Year Day. Since then I’ve replaced my graphic processor with a GTX 980 Ti and set up my VR arena. Now there’s nothing much left to do but wait.

      • Razma

        Apparently we need a twitter account to vote, which i do not care to create

      • realtrisk

        And waiting… waiting is the HARDEST PART. T_T …I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas again.

  • OkinKun

    I’m getting an Oculus Rift, because I’ve been following Oculus since the DK1, and I agree with most of the engineering choices that created CV1. lol
    Plus it’s also in the price range I can handle, and splits up the overall cost of Rift + Touch, by half a year, so it’s easier for me to take.

    • polysix

      “… I’ve been following Oculus since the DK1”

      So have I! and I bought DK2 and DK1 but I sure as hell am NOT buying CV1 rift without proper controls and dodgy tracking for roomscale. I don’t get brand loyalty.

      Objectively by any meaningful measure, the HTC Vive is light years ahead of Rift for the overal VR experience (and the HMDs themselves are almost equal – and Vive can do everything rift can do with seated/gamepad as well but with better – 360 – tracking without hacking around with cameras/adding more). All for just $200 more? AND with motion controls from day one as standard!

      Vive also has the great added bonus of a tronmode/passcam and bluetooth comms to make calls within VR (or not miss any). These two things alone I’d have paid $200 more for let alone the motion controls and second basestation/roomscale!

      I don’t care how much I used to be fan of oculus, they have let VR fans down (Core ones) and dropped the ball, taking us for idiots and served up a lukewarm package for gen 1. Vive is everything we’d ever hoped Rift would have been and more.

      Just saying it’s strange to fuck yourself over out of a sense of loyatly to a company. Fuck that, I’ll go where the better product is for the job it’s meant to do. This is VR not play a tradtional game inside a VR HMD with a shitty gamepad.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CoDJttJofg

      • OkinKun

        My opinion has almost nothing to do with brand-loyalty, in this case.
        Your opinion is based in misinformation, and rumors spread by Oculus-haters.

        “I sure as hell am NOT buying CV1 rift without proper controls and dodgy tracking for roomscale”
        That makes absolutely no sense, if you consider things logically. How many room-scale games are going to be available at Vive launch? There’s not going to be much more than a half-dozen, for the next half-year or so. Room-scale games are still in development, and by the time they come out, Touch will also come out. And I like splitting up the cost over time like that.

        “Objectively by any meaningful measure, the HTC Vive is light years ahead of Rift for the overal VR experience.. All for just $200 more? AND with motion controls from day one as standard!”
        That is COMPLETELY FALSE, and not “objective” at all!
        The two HMDs are virtually identical in their ability. Vive is NOT lightyears ahead of Rift, AT ALL. The Rift can do room-scale 360 games EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS VIVE CAN, if you setup your cameras right. There is no need to FORCE everyone to have Touch at launch. That would be wrong, and it forces people to buy an expensive controller that they might not need. Racing sims don’t need motion-controls, flight/space sims don’t either. Those gamers don’t want to pay for motion-controllers.

        I’m fine with you choosing your preferred HMD based on real facts.. But that is bullshit. The 2 HMDs are virtually the same, and not different enough to base this decision on, in any meaningful way. The MINOR differences come down to personal preference.
        I happen to think Oculus made the best engineering/design/technical choices, while HTC literally rushed to get something out, with more small features tacked onto it, to make it look better. Those features dont’ matter much.
        AND for the price, the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift ALSO end up being roughly the same. $600 now, then $200 later when more games exist for that feature, totals the same $800 as the Vive.

        “Vive also has the great added bonus of a tronmode/passcam and bluetooth comms to make calls within VR.” Those are VERY minor features.. I can achieve a MUCH better passthrough, by taping a LeapMotion to the front of my Rift. These are features HTC tacked onto their HMD, last minute, to try and make it seem like a better system.

        Oculus didn’t screw their fans over, and they didn’t drop any ball. They made GOOD engineering choices, and good decisions about the first hardware-generation for VR, and some people disagree. That’s all it comes down too. I happen to really like how the Rift is the most comfortable HMD, and I love it’s included headphones.

        I’ve seen that video, and it is pointless to post. Palmer said that, back BEFORE we knew what we knew today about the present VR industry. Posting that, only proves how little you understand context. Posting that video is PROOF that you were not paying attention to how VR was evolving over the last 3 years. At the time of that quote, things were still early. They had NO idea how the VR industry was going to look, by now. Palmer was talking about the future, he was talking about ideals, and what would be the goal for controls in VR. But now that we’re closer to a REAL-WORLD launch, it is realized that most developers have been making gamepad-games for VR. So it would be unfair not to support those developers.

        Plus, why RUSH to get Touch out right now, when most of the Room-scale games don’t come out till later this year? That makes no sense.
        The Rift CAN and WILL do room-scale just as well as the Vive does. And most room-scale games will work on both systems.

        • realtrisk

          What I think is funny is that the Vive haters claim the Vive’s motion tracking fails, and Oculus haters claim Rifts motion tracking fails. And better yet, neither of them have a shred of evidence one way or the other, it’s just purely made up.

          • NoxWings

            Just look at it the other way around.

            I don’t know if the rift will actually work with oposing cameras to support 360 controller tracking and actually support roomscale too. Even if that is likely to happen it is yet to be seen and proven in practice.

            What we do know today is that lighthouse tracking is rock solid. I’ll the rift tracking “room scale” support is a leap faith.

            Ps: when I say support I mean actual oculus support not just hardware capable.

          • OkinKun

            Although, I haven’t seen that many “vive-haters” at all.. lol It’s just vive-fans who hate Oculus. I don’t think Oculus fans hate Vive.. lol

          • yag

            More like Valve fanboys who also hate Facebook… So they are 2x more obnoxious.

          • Sam Illingworth

            To be fair, Zuckerberg does have SUCH an annoying face…

          • yag

            I must say the guy seems pretty boring to me, especially when sitting next to a guy like Michael Abrash.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQaCv52DSnY

          • SnazzyD

            “neither of them have a shred of evidence”? The Vive has been demo’d everywhere, there’s thousands of them that have been given out and no heavy-handed NDA to keep people from sharing their impressions online. And that’s why it’s ridiculous to hear Rifters try to spout off on the Vive’s “tracking problems”…

        • Sam Illingworth

          ‘”Vive also has the great added bonus of a tronmode/passcam and bluetooth
          comms to make calls within VR.” Those are VERY minor features.. I can
          achieve a MUCH better passthrough, by taping a LeapMotion to the front
          of my Rift. These are features HTC tacked onto their HMD, last minute,
          to try and make it seem like a better system.’

          Gotta disagree with you there. Where you say “minor features” I say details, and it’s details that make the difference between a good product and a great product.

          Also, LeapMotion looks awesome, but what’s that got to do with pass through? Isn’t that just for sensing hands?

    • Arv

      Yup, splitting the cost of the Rift and the Touch controllers was a part of my decision to choose a Rift over a Vive. 500 quid plus another ~200 later is a lot easier to swallow than 700 quid in one go.

      But the biggest reason is down to software. Lucky’s Tale, EVE Valkyrie, Chronos, Edge Of Nowhere, Damaged Core, Adr1ft and The Climb with the likes of Budget Cuts, Hover Junkers and other Vive titles coming when Touch controllers are released are much more attractive to me than the Vive launch titles.

      Developers have had access to Rift devkits for around three times longer than Vive devkits so right out of the gate the Rift is going to get more developer support, at least at the beginning of this VR generation.

  • polysix

    Vive. Obviously.

    ( But also PSVR for shits n giggles for the lower end or those that can’t invest in the top ticket stuff just yet.)

    I certainly WILL NOT buy Facebook VR (Rift) with gamepad and shitty “not really VR” games.

    • Marc

      You’re a fucking retard. Have fun with your wii wands and shitty wii type gimmick games with your vive. Until there is content worth getting the Vive is garbage for room scale.

      Oculus is spending way more on QUALITY content and is not forcing room scale until there is content worth using it with. Don’t hate on the Facebook deal, its providing them with way more funding for content then HTC could ever dream. Also every single SteamVR experience works the same on Oculus, so that BS argument that valve and HTC are the same is false.

      • Jason Evangelho

        Spoken like someone who hasn’t tried it

      • GOD

        make sure u keep some ginger next to u to help u with motion sickness…just like oculus was passing out ginger at GDC lmao…. oh and did you catch the part about their motion tracking being a total fail? and will be for the foreseeable future?

      • Jean Thompson

        No need for name calling. That’s great. Already a war between all the HMD’s and they aren’t even out yet. I will own all 3 at some point. They are all amazing. VR is amazing and it’s finally here.

        • TechnoHunter

          We should all be happy about VR without the arguments of which one is better! I AGREE!!

      • moodybyname

        You do know that anyone who starts their reply with “you’re a fucking retard” appears to everyone else reading to be saying “I’m a fucking idiot, now listen to my opinion”. Just saying in future, people may listen to your opinion with less bias if you leave your insults till the end of your comment…

        • yag

          Both look equally retarded fanboys to me. Maybe Valve fanboys who are in addition facebook haters are even worse…

      • polysix

        “Have fun with your wii wands”

        The fact you have equated proper/vital VR input controls to “Wii wands” gimmick crap shows me exactly who the retard is here buddy.

        Have you ever VR’d? I’ve spent years in DK2 with gamepad, in most cases it’s just not good enough.

        I don’t think you’ve ever VR’d much less tried roomscale or proper VR controls. VR is more than just a HMD as you’ll find out one day when you actually get a clue about what VR actually means.

        Enjoy your fixed cam third person RPG 3rd rate game with tacked on 3D vision trying to pass for proper VR. And keep telling yourself you are right, you’re the only one who’ll be saying it soon.

        BTW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CoDJttJofg

        See that video for Palmer Luckey himself calling gamepads shit for VR so he also agrees with Vive fans who demand proper controls for VR. He nor oculus believe proper controls are a gimmick, they just didn’t have them working in time so bundled a ‘pretty shitty’ gamepad. Ergo Palmer thinks YOU are the retard for calling people retards for simply appreciating VITAL VR controls in VR.

      • eck

        “Have fun with your wii wands”

        https://youtu.be/RXlpn2W5G1w?t=3080
        Sure. ‘Wii wands’. Riiiiight.

      • Lucio Lima

        I hate fanboys like you!

      • veritas

        Regarding to Oculus Rift QUALITY content, you do know that during GDC week, they served ginger ale and other ginger stuff to relieve nausea motion sickness after demoing Rift VR games (ie Adr1ft), and other games that didn’t cause motion sickness are either locked in camera angle (ie Chronos) or stationary game play (ie Damaged Core):

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO4NPspMwLQ

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD4LF-9ou6E

        • Taun

          Well that ‘game’ causes motion sickness because it’s simulating something that might actually make you motion sick in real life. At least that’s what the developer said.

          • veritas

            I agree! Thinking about floating in Free-G environment is already making me dizzy. So the realism is causing the motion sickness.

          • Bryan Ischo

            That’s kind of funny actually. They should also have the device shoot you with a bb-gun every time you’re shot in a VR game and then provide bandages as the solution. It’s not a BUG, it’s a FEATURE!

      • Andrew Tiltman

        Vive doesn’t force you to use room scale VR. Sure, many launch titles will make use of it but there is nothing stopping you using it while seated.

      • TechnoHunter

        Exactly what I was going to say instead I said it in my mind as I was reading over the comments.

        • TechnoHunter

          I also tried the Vive and Oculus latest Dev kits and know that its all about QUALITY CONTENT! I do care about tracking, but the content comes first in my book if tracking is going to be awesome it has to work WITH THE CONTENT!!!

          • TechnoHunter

            More clarification, I would buy both if it meant getting different titles that would not be available on the Rift and having balanced content for tracking roomscale and sitting.

  • While I certainly like that HTC Vive leads, realistically, I think that PlayStation VR will end up being the most overall popular … simply because PS4 is already huge (bigger than PCs that can handle VR), and PlayStation VR is very affordable, and “good enough”.

    To me, Oculus Rift becomes relevant once they have Touch controllers … until then, there’s zero content for that platform that I would even consider playing. Using a previous age controller (like the Xbox One controller that they include) seems like an early prototyping thing to me, very much like using keyboard and mouse (even though definitely a huge improvement over that). Aside of that, I think the Rift is quite an awesome HMD … but IMHO an HMD just isn’t enough to enter VR, even if it’s awesome.

    HTC Vive seems like the complete VR-system we’ve been waiting for, so that’s my product of choice. PlayStation VR is a nice low-cost alternative.

    EDIT: Ah, forgot to say: I believe the reason PlayStation VR only gets 10% is because the console crowd (the largest part of it) isn’t the main target audience of RoadToVR. Correct me if I’m wrong but it’s just a feeling.

    • polysix

      Exactly. Vive is the ultimate VR system (complete and empowering from Day one) and PSVR is the nice low end/plug and play / relax solution for everyone. I’m getting both for different reasons.

      I already had DK2 rift + gamepad, and frankly pure gamepad games in VR suck for the most part. It needs proper controllers. PSVR and VIVE have them. Rift is still a question mark on when, how much and what capability.

      • BlackMage

        Yup, had the DK2 since the beginning and the neat factor of the headset with KB+M or a XBox controller wears off really quickly. All the games just play better without the headset in those cases. The only games I still play with the DK2 all involve dedicated peripherals like a wheel and pedals or a HOTAS. I feel like the control scheme needs to be immersive to make it outweigh just playing on a monitor.

      • Raphael

        Been gaming on dk2 since last year and no longer game without it. I don’t rely on crappy console controller though. First person games like hl2 are mouse and keys and for dcs world and elite dangerous i use HOTAS which is perfectly suited to vr because you don’t need to look at the multitude of controls. No shortage of content for dk2 so i haven’t had time to become bored and i certainly wouldn’t return to gaming on a tiny 50 inch display with no depth.

        • Mark Morgan

          Soounds as if you tend to do the same stuff as me. I use X52 for elite dangerous with voice attack for voice control of most functions, and as my rift is due son so have bought leap motion device to use with FSX and “flyinside”. The combination should be a good one, but we will see !

  • Virtual Rumble

    Could have added Gear into that poll too. Would be interestting so see how many have gear+one pc alternative

  • LarZen

    If I had a high-end PC I would go with the Vive. But alas that is not the case. So mass consumer VR it is for me with the PSVR.

  • Arv

    That gap between the Rift and Vive is quite surprising. I thought that they would be much closer.

    • polysix

      Good always wins over evil in the end.

  • I haven’t voted yet, but I think I’ll have to go with the bottom option. I was a backer so I get the Rift for free, but I’m pretty certain (and I’ve discussed this with friends) that I would have gotten both even if I had to pay for both. I’ve followed VR for too long now to miss out on the first generation of hardware for PC at least.

    I have plenty of months to look at PSVR and perhaps get the opportunity to try it out somewhere, but I haven’t bought a console since the Wii and don’t feel the need to now either. I’d rather spend my money on a new graphics card honestly.

    Since I’ve been playing VR games for almost three years and done the gamepad and seated thing I’m totally super hyped about room-scale and motion controllers. PSVR has one of those but I will probably make do with the Vive for the foreseeable future. Software will play a role in decision making though.

  • KennyStetson

    oculus rift

  • CURTROCK

    I will be purchasing all 3. (as finances permit) They are all excellent, and have their own unique merits. No need to shit on any of them. I’m just grateful there is a choice, which is good for consumers and the marketplace in general.

    • Jean Thompson

      Thank you! You took the words right out of my mouth.

    • realtrisk

      Word. I’m getting them all too. People who feel the need to declare that one is the second coming and the other sucks, are short-sighted idiots. I want them both to succeed and compete to drive innovation! Why in their small minds does one have to be the victor? Oh, I know, because they didn’t plan ahead and save up to afford both, and they need to justify their choice by slamming the one they didn’t get, all while being secretly jealous deep down.

      • yag

        Yeah they are probably trying to reassure themselves. That’s a lot of bucks on something a bit unknown (fanboys are often VR virgins).

    • TechnoHunter

      I totally agree!

  • Zobeid

    Well, apparently you can’t vote — or view the results — unless you have a Twitter account. And since I don’t have one and am not gonna sign up for one, I’m feeling kind of left out here. Who’s winning? (Oh, and I’ve pre-ordered a Vive.)

    • polysix

      At time of this post with nearly 5000 votes

      29%Oculus Rift
      49%HTC Vive
      08%PlayStation VR
      14%I’m getting two or more

      P.S well done on the Vive pre-order. You have a keen mind and know what makes for great VR!

  • GOD

    psvr and google cardboard are nice alternatives for the poors who can’t afford the Vive

  • Mitt Zombie

    My PC is VR ready, but I will pass on first generation junk for sure.

  • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

    Don’t think this community is a very good representation of which of these vr devices will succeed. Those of us here already knew about vr, am interested in VR or already getting one regardless the price. It’s no surprise the HTC vive garned the top votes because it’s the highest end solution but I don’t think the vive will be the one to bring vr to mainstream success due to its price, steep requirements. My 2 cents.

    • GOD

      add roughly about 209,998 more cents and you could afford a Vive too..

    • Arv

      Yup, PSVR is going to be the mainstream VR choice and is essential for the VR industry to be a success. We’ll see multiplatform games with PSVR being the lead platform and porting to the Rift and Viv.

  • GOD

    If you can’t afford the HTC Vive, then obviously you have other priorities in life you need to take care of rather than playing with VR.

  • Delsin Rowe

    PSVR

  • PianoMan

    Initially it was going to be none. However, I heard about the Vive last year and of course the Rift way before but was never completely sold. Then the more I read about the Vive, the more intrigued I became. I remember the 80’s promise of VR very well and have been a gamer since the 70’s. To me, this is the antithesis of gaming or what we all seek. As a result, I have upgraded my PC, pre-ordered a Vive and have pre-ordered PSVR namely because of the games that will be unique to Sony PS4. For any gamer, young or old, but certainly those of my generation, in their 40’s, who remember Manic Miner and have longed for this day to arrive. Financially I can’t justify it, no one can really, but emotionally, as part of a long wanted desire and dream, we’ve just got to go there. Yes my GF is not happy and we could be doing other things with the money, but she understands that this is something huge, something unique and something that I’ve been wanting to experience since I was a teen in the 80’s. The kicker is, I haven’t even experienced Google Cardboard, so I have no idea what to expect! I’m in the US till May, so will have to wait till I return to the UK to experience it……. Hell, I even lie awake at night thinking of it! ……. I’m 46 for goodness sake!

  • polysix

    At time of this post with nearly 5000 votes (for those that can’t check it)

    29%Oculus Rift
    49%HTC Vive
    08%PlayStation VR
    14%I’m getting two or more

    I bought DK2 and DK1 but I sure as hell am NOT buying CV1 rift without proper controls and dodgy tracking for roomscale. I don’t get brand loyalty.

    Objectively by any meaningful measure, the HTC Vive is light years ahead of Rift for the overal VR experience (and the HMDs themselves are almost equal – and Vive can do everything rift can do with seated/gamepad as well but with better – 360 – tracking without hacking around with cameras/adding more). All for just $200 more? AND with motion controls from day one as standard!

    Vive also has the great added bonus of a tronmode/passcam and bluetooth comms to make calls within VR (or not miss any). These two things alone I’d have paid $200 more for let alone the motion controls and second basestation/roomscale!

    I don’t care how much I used to be fan of oculus, they have let VR fans down (Core ones) and dropped the ball, taking us for idiots and served up a lukewarm package for gen 1. Vive is everything we’d ever hoped Rift would have been and more.

    Just saying it’s strange to fuck yourself over out of a sense of loyatly to a company. Fuck that, I’ll go where the better product is for the job it’s meant to do. This is VR not play a tradtional game inside a VR HMD with a shitty gamepad.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CoDJttJofg

    LMAO – Even Palmer knows gamepads suck and would never have bundled one pre facebook buyout. That video says it all, and you brand loyal suckers lap up the lukewarm system they are serving you in gen 1 without a clue when touch will ship, or how robust it’ll work with tracking. Nothing but vague promises and BS from Luckey and co for months. Mugs!

    • Andrew Jakobs

      oh please…..

      • polysix

        Believe what you want. I’ve worked heaviliy in VR and without proper controls it’s barely even VR (unless you are just using it for Cinema or racing/flying with a wheel/Hotas).

        I don’t think your tiny mind can even begin to comprehend how far this detrimental move from oculus will run, into gen 1 VR. So shallow casuals like yourself see/hear the Oculus name and jump on the bandwagon without understanding the first thing about what VR needs to feel good, feel compelling and worthwhile and be adopted by the masses.

        It won’t do that with stupid 3rd person gamepad games stuck in VR for barely any good reason.

        Nothing I wrote above was false, you even have a fucking video staring you in the face and still you believe the crap Oculus spit out like some religious zealot?

        Oh please…. indeed!

        • Andrew Jakobs

          oh please… I do own several VR-headsets, including the Oculus.. And yes the gamepad isn’t the best controller for VR, but 2 loose controllers like the vive has or the touch isn’t either.. If you really are as heavily into VR as you say, you would know that every experience requires it’s own controller, it all depends on the experience.. For ‘roomscale’ experience yes separate controllers are better, but for sitting down experiences those are actually not the best.. Actual gloves are better in those circumstances (hell mostly even in ‘roomscale’) with separate peripherals like guns or whatever, or better yet, no gloves but good motiondetection like an advanced kinect..
          It sounds more like YOU are a religious zealot the way you talk about the vive and dismiss the Oculus flatout.. As I said I own several headsets so I’m not just a simple Oculus religious zealot..
          And to be honest, these days there are kids who are so much better with controllers than a lot of people are with mouse/keyboard, they are sooo used to playing with those controllers (not me though, I suck at using controllers, but I also suck at using the keyboard, I use a joystick as a replacement for keyboard)..

  • Foreign Devil

    Probably Rift at this point. . but I’m waiting until they are both released and reviewed side by side.

  • veritas

    The ratio looks about right. According to the Goldman Sach Note on VR released right after Oculus Rift pre-order, HTC Vive will outsell Oculus Rift at least 2:1 in all three scenarios in 2016:
    VR HMD: Base Case | Accelerated Uptake | Delayed Uptake.
    Oculus Rift: 444,200 units | 1,332,500 units | 222,100 units
    HTC Vive: 1,036,400 units, | 3,109,100 units | 518,200 units

  • RationalThought

    I am a Oculus supporter and preowned one but it was a HUGE tactical mistake to launch without the Touch controllers. It’s also likely when the touch controllers launch, there will be cost parity with the VIVE……..so why wait for Touch if your a consumer? Best thing they could do now is give Touch away to Rift owners……or eat the vast majority of the cost. Otherwise with SteamVR and added function of the Vive see marketshare go to Valve/HTC. It has no technical or competitive edge to speak of other than games and software, which may not be enough.

  • CazCore

    wow, the Vive fanboy vs Rift fanboy wars that are brewing appear to be almost as epic as PS vs. XBox

  • brubble

    Im waiting for Sulon and for all of these systems to have a year to gather a few games I feel are worth playing.

  • Taun

    I’m getting the Rift, but I waited so my pre-order is in July. I need a new GPU & want one of the new cards coming out this year. I’ll get the Oculus Touch controllers when they come out. And since they come with a second camera, I’ll be able to do some limited room-scale VR. I don’t really have the room for the Full experience.

    With the Vive, I’ll be waiting for version 2 with all the upgrades. Hopefully by then it’ll be wireless so you don’t get tangled in cords, or need a friend to ‘spot’ you.

    I’ll also get the PSVR eventually, it’s just a question of when it has enough exclusive content to justify the extra expense. Hopefully I’ll get lucky & PS4.5 will be out by then.

    • TaxPayer

      Sounds like a good plan. I will be doing basically the same.

  • Ales Mav

    Already ordered the Rift. My flat is not big enough to fully appreciate the Vive and I can’t really afford to have both. However I may change my mind with the next generation..

  • beestee

    Missed this poll sadly, but where I work I know of 5 Oculus Rift preorders (2 for the company, 3 for personal use), and I believe there are only 2 of us that frequently visit this site. We will likely get at least one Vive for the business (architecture), and I really don’t think the dedicated space will be an issue for demonstrations at our office, but I am certain that we will be using the 2 company Rifts for the majority of our mobile presentations due to set up complexity.

    I personally will probably get a PSVR and PS4 before I consider a Vive. I need time to consider options for the space needed for a Vive, perhaps I will get on board with the second generation.

  • I bought the Oculus because I like Zuckerberg’s longterm vision more. Vive seems focused on games, but Rift seems focused on connecting people across the world. I’m more into the VR stuff for the creative potential for artists, designers, and storytellers.
    If I was just going to be a gamer, I would probably go with the Vive, though.

  • Sam Illingworth

    Vive for me. I do expect most of my games to be seated, but I want the option of (tiny) room-scale and with the Rift we don’t know when that will come or how good it will be.

    I also don’t want a new game management app, it’s bad enough I have to log in to Uplay/Origin for certain games.

    I agree with the people who’ve said the cable is an issue, but I think it’s mostly solvable by one of those devices that pulls it to a certain tightness, around waist-height I was thinking, maybe sat on a table (a table that’s been pushed to the side of the room, of course).

  • Sam Illingworth

    Well, I’ve got my order in for the Vive and the PSVR!

  • VRDRUMMER

    Excited! Overly! Have all 3 on order.. Hoping for an April Oculus Delivery.. I am #27, if that number even means anything any longer. On the May pre order shipment for VIVE! …..PSVR, October 2016.. AR– Microsoft Hololens to expense for me $3000.00..although they will be badass too. Not being tethered…EXCITING TIMES FOR NEW TECH!

  • VRDRUMMER

    I have all 3 on pre order, have had them.. Oculus Rift Jan 6th….PSVR March 22nd…..HTC VIVE March 29th. Excited for all…Hopefully, I will have Oculus soon!!! VIVE on for May shipment. PSVR- October..

  • Raphael

    I started off by pre-ordering octopus cv1 and now have vive on pre-order too. I began to feel annoyed about the lack of vr controllers with cv1. Oculus still wins on content at the moment since cv1 will have all of the dk2 content as well. The new list of content on steam for vive is mostly comprised of dk2 games updated with vive support. I think vive will have some very innovative titles this year though in spite of any lack of content direct from valve.

  • Dennis M

    Oculus Rift

  • gamer1st

    Went with the Vive.