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For those who have both, Is PSVR worth buying if I already have an Oculus Rift?

Wonder_BreadWonder_Bread Posts: 21
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Is the PSVR worth buying if I already own an oculus rift? 

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  • GenetixStudioGenetixStudio Posts: 770
    3Jane
    Depends on your situation - can you afford to 2 top end VR headsets? In many ways I'd take a Rift over a PSVR anyday, but on the other hand owning both would be cool and I'd love to if possible, if anything to support the VR industry.

    Things to consider are exclusives (both have a few that stand out), convenience (Oculus wins for me, but depends on your setup PSVR is a cable nightmare), comfort (PSVR does win here) and so on...
  • Percy1983Percy1983 Posts: 1,410
    Wintermute
    I don't own a PSVR but have used on at a friends, perosnally I would say the RIft + Touch is better overall and if a game is on both I would say play on the rift easily.

    But the PSVR isn't bad and mostly suffers tracking issues and the controllers, what it comes down to is if you want to play the PSVR exclusives and if that want is enough to justify the cost of a PSVR setup, in my case I don't even own a PS4 so the cost of PS4+PSVR is just to much for me to justify but of course thats all down to personal opinion and what the value is to me.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,745 Valuable Player
    edited February 2017
    If you can afford both then yes. If it is a case of selling one to get the other then it's not so clear cut. Depends what you want and whether certain games appeal to you or not. Many PSVR games will be coming to other platforms further down the road like RE 7 so if you can wait then it's not so much a must have. That said, there are other games that are locked into PSVR so really it boils down to your gaming tastes. I am quite happy owning both.


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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,805 Valuable Player
    Is the PSVR worth buying if I already own an oculus rift? 
    Spend the money on a 1080 (if you don't have one) and more experiences on the Rift.
  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    i would rather save the money for the next pc upgrade whether its gpu cpu or whatever 
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  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,734 Valuable Player
    I think he was asking if the PSVR experience is worth paying for if you have a Rift. He's not asking about affordability or practicality. Just is the experience using the PSVR a huge downgrade from the Rift.

    I would also like to know. 
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  • Percy1983Percy1983 Posts: 1,410
    Wintermute
    Tracking wise its is worse than the rift, screen wise its actually rather good to say its lower resolution.
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  • JesseDeyaJesseDeya Posts: 91
    Hiro Protagonist
    MowTin said:
    I think he was asking if the PSVR experience is worth paying for if you have a Rift. He's not asking about affordability or practicality. Just is the experience using the PSVR a huge downgrade from the Rift.

    I would also like to know. 

    He doesn't seem to be asking about upgrade/downgrade per se.

    Actually the thing that makes the PSVR appealing isn't the tech specs, but the content.

    I own both, but right now I'm much more interested in the PSVR games, and ease of use, that the Rift. There are some duplication in titles for sure, and for ones that need finesse in hand controls I would recommend the Rift/Touch combo everyday (when it works).

    Having said that, PSVR is very easy to take on and off, well balanced and comfortable. It doesn't make your face hot, and you can wear it for a long time. The PSVR is much much much better when you have friends or casuals over who want to play VR, and I did that a lot over the Christmas break. It's also just easier to pickup and use (imho) than the Rift. I carried my PS4 Pro and PSVR around in a backpack over the break for 4 weeks and set it up in at least 5 different places, within minutes we were ready to play.

    If you have the cash to get a PS4 Pro (recommended) and a PSVR then I think you'll enjoy it, but don't expect 'value for money' in the traditional sense. If you want value then absolutely just stick with the Rift you already have and accept you'll miss out on some VR coolness now and again.

    Also, RE7.
  • BrokenSymmetryBrokenSymmetry Posts: 250
    Nexus 6
    I envy some of the ps4 exclusives. Those alone makes it worth it.
  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    none of the psvr exclusive games interest me
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 3,745 Valuable Player
    No. The PSVR experience is not a "huge downgrade" from the Rift in fact on the contrary. Despite what some people might lead you to believe the PSVR is more comfortable to wear although this might be subjective based on head shape and size. PSVR has the software support not found elsewhere and NO GOD-RAYS which is quite a big deal for some people. The visual quality holds up well when playing games.

    However, it's not all smelling of mint flavoured poo. The old school tracking ,whilst competent (depending on environment) is not as good for sure and huge step back compared to Vive and Rift. But not all games support tracked controllers. The image quality isn't massively different with a comparable field of view but the mura is horrible, probably the most impacting of the three HMDs. 

    I certainly don't feel like I am having an inferior VR experience when playing games on the PSVR PS4 Pro combo which says a lot really.

    Take that as you will.


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  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 2,002 Valuable Player
    edited February 2017
    I have used the psvr once I experience the issues some here have with cv1 but with psvr it drives me so loco

    2 days just to get this to work also worse tracking it is however so comfy and no God rays(I am a Catholic girl though so God rays are a way of life :p )

    I have only used this a short time though as i sayI am waiting on the content I will enjoy and hoping it improves overall and Sony keeps up support
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • BrokenSymmetryBrokenSymmetry Posts: 250
    Nexus 6
    danknugz said:
    none of the psvr exclusive games interest me

    Then maybe you are not into action RPG...

    The last of us
    Uncharted
    Nioh
    .
    .
    .

    Just to name a few.
  • GravityXGravityX Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    I have both. While I like, and use my Rift more than the PSVR, it's worth it if the exclusives interest you. I think I've mentioned on this forum before, but one of my favorite VR experiences, so far, has been the Batman: Arkham VR game. It was pretty short, but it was really well done, and made very good use of VR in general.

    Like others mentioned, if a game is available on both, I'd play it on the Rift. The Rift + Touch are much better to me than the PSVR + Move controllers. I haven't had too many issues with either VR system. One complaint I have of the PSVR is that it's distance from the camera is much more limited than the Rift. I have my gaming PC, PS4 and other consoles in an entertainment stand in my game room. If I want to play PSVR while sitting, I need to move the camera closer to my couch, otherwise the camera can't see me.

    If you guys have any specific questions regarding comparing the two, I can try and answer them.
  • JaimieVandenberghJaimieVandenbergh Posts: 255
    Nexus 6
    I have both (and a Vive). The reason to get one is content - there's no way I couldn't play Rez Infinite in VR, so that was it. Sold.

    Actually I did have a go on a PSVR first (at EGX games expo) to make sure it wasn't dreadful. It's remarkably good for the awful cheapo way they've done it, better than how I remember the DK2 being though I don't have one on hand to compare. I love the way the PSVR pixels are treated so that you can't see the RGB subpixels. The tracking for the HMD and controllers is perfectly competent. No god-rays, because no fresnel.

    Unless you have a need to spend £390 in order to play a £15 game like I do, it's probably not worthwhile if you already have more capable VR kit like the Rift. (I have form on this - I bought my first Xbox360 to play RezHD back in the day! And other games, but Rez was the trigger)
  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    danknugz said:
    none of the psvr exclusive games interest me

    Then maybe you are not into action RPG...

    The last of us
    Uncharted
    Nioh
    .
    .
    .

    Just to name a few.

    those arent VR games.

    besides, those mainstream games annoy me because of all the fanboyism, hype and popularity. slightly akin to why i dont listen to lady gaga or dubstep.


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  • UBSERDUBSERD Posts: 349
    Nexus 6
    edited February 2017
     I would say for Resident Evil 7 alone it is worth the purchase.  I also beat it on a PS4 Pro so that definitely helps the graphics, but even on a regular PS4 it's still is amazingly good for what is and what it's playing on. The only issue that I really see with it at all as lack of content right now. You will find a lot of Steam VR games on there but they look better in the Rift. There are a few games that are exclusive that may be good but we won't know until they are released.

     I haven't regretted my purchase at all, but if you are tight on funds I would just wait for the next GEN.  If money isn't an option then it's not a bad buy.  The one good thing about console VR as that it is optimized for that one standard. I can't tell you how many times I've bought a VR game and it works great on one persons PC and on mine it runs like crap and I have a high end PC. You are guaranteed the games will play the same regardless of where you are playing them,  and I think that is its best feature.
  • inovatorinovator Posts: 2,070 Valuable Player
    Userd  that's why before vr I always bought consoles. Something always went wrong when doing pc. WHen 2d gaming I always use my playstation 4 rather than pc. I get alot of flogging for that especially from my son but I love the consistency. Vr is different I love my rift but I bought my playstation pro recently  (great trade in for my playstation 4) for the purpose of sony vr. I'll buy it when I can get from amazon or best buy. I like the return policy's from those merchants. 
  • SteffenSteffen Posts: 97
    Hiro Protagonist
    No. The PSVR experience is not a "huge downgrade" from the Rift in fact on the contrary. Despite what some people might lead you to believe the PSVR is more comfortable to wear although this might be subjective based on head shape and size. PSVR has the software support not found elsewhere and NO GOD-RAYS which is quite a big deal for some people. The visual quality holds up well when playing games.

    However, it's not all smelling of mint flavoured poo. The old school tracking ,whilst competent (depending on environment) is not as good for sure and huge step back compared to Vive and Rift. But not all games support tracked controllers. The image quality isn't massively different with a comparable field of view but the mura is horrible, probably the most impacting of the three HMDs. 

    I certainly don't feel like I am having an inferior VR experience when playing games on the PSVR PS4 Pro combo which says a lot really.

    Take that as you will.
    Hmm the no god rays almost is enough to make me get a PS4 and PS4VR. I have a question regarding movies and theater on PSVR, is it good and still without god rays? I mostly is turned off when watching video in the rift. 
  • SkullsdirectSkullsdirect Posts: 9
    NerveGear
    I do have both and have to say the Rift is better but the PSVR has some good content and is easy to run without any hardware issues or running out of USB slots!  The headset is comfortable but I find the Rift has better focus for a glasses wearer and.  The tracking on the PSVR is a bit hit and miss compared to the Rift.  With PSVR you do have a trade-in value on the physical copy games if you get fed up with them.   I do find the PSVR has a lot of bluring in  games.  The distant landscpe of Battlezone is ghastly but Eve Valkyrie is very good.  I guess if you can run to both systems then it is worth getting for some titles but if you have to choose one go the the Rift system. 
  • The_Hardboiled_OneThe_Hardboiled_One Posts: 38
    Brain Burst
    Psychonauts is my main reason to get the PSVR. RE7 and FF15 are close seconds.
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