Project Morpheus v. Oculus Rift - who will dominate gaming?

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Poll: Project Morpheus v. Oculus Rift - who will dominate gaming? (36 votes)

Project Morpheus 19%
Oculus Rift 75%

Granted, I don't know that much about either. But I am intrigued more by Project Morpheus because it's a Sony product. They've been in the gaming hardware biz for a long time and are by far the most successful in that category. Also, with PS4 just dominating right now and for the foreseeable future these two should complement each other really well. But what does SW think? Who will win?

#1 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11228 posts) -

I don't think either will "dominate gaming".

#2 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4650 posts) -

apathy

#3 Posted by Chutebox (37002 posts) -

Neither

#4 Edited by Wasdie (49750 posts) -

Morpheus doesn't stand a chance. It's a half-assed attempt at VR on a machine that is far too weak. It's going to be a failure in the long run.

Oculus isn't screwing around. Not only do they now have all of the leaders of the VR industry working for them, Facebook's acquisition has allowed them to build the entire device out of proprietary tech that is tailored specifically for VR. No more scraps from the smartphone industry. Also the available SDK is already being integrated into dozens of games and even allows users to custom tune unsupported Rift games to output correctly for Rift.

It's not even a competition. Short term Morpheus will see limited success mainly because Oculus Rift is targeting the high end gamers as they don't want to compromise on the VR experience while anybody with a PS4 will be able to use Morpheus with the limited selection of games on the PS4 that will support it. Sadly though not many will as VR is incredibly demanding and the PS4 just doesn't have the hardware. Expect only a handful of games, mostly smaller titles with much lower quality graphics to support it. Over time more and more people will have the PCs that can run Rift games and the Rift's software library will be much larger and will continue to grow. We'll also see Rift, given the fact it's not tied to a PS4, in a lot of non-gaming applications as well as a lot of tourism and entertainment industry events.

Long term Oculus Rift will be the leader of the VR industry.

#5 Edited by navyguy21 (12821 posts) -

If only my college exams were this easy...

#6 Posted by melonfarmerz (1144 posts) -

Neither will dominate gaming per say, but considering the power of the PS4, Oculus by far.

#7 Posted by lawlessx (46640 posts) -

@Wasdie said:

Morpheus doesn't stand a chance. It's a half-assed attempt at VR on a machine that is far too weak. It's going to be a failure in the long run.

Oculus isn't screwing around. Not only do they now have all of the leaders of the VR industry working for them, Facebook's acquisition has allowed them to build the entire device out of proprietary tech that is tailored specifically for VR. No more scraps from the smartphone industry. Also the available SDK is already being integrated into dozens of games and even allows users to custom tune unsupported Rift games to output correctly for Rift.

It's not even a competition. Short term Morpheus will see limited success mainly because Oculus Rift is targeting the high end gamers as they don't want to compromise on the VR experience while anybody with a PS4 will be able to use Morpheus with the limited selection of games on the PS4 that will support it. Sadly though not many will as VR is incredibly demanding and the PS4 just doesn't have the hardware. Expect only a handful of games, mostly smaller titles with much lower quality graphics to support it. Over time more and more people will have the PCs that can run Rift games and the Rift's software library will be much larger and will continue to grow. We'll also see Rift, given the fact it's not tied to a PS4, in a lot of non-gaming applications as well as a lot of tourism and entertainment industry events.

Long term Oculus Rift will be the leader of the VR industry.

pretty much this. The Facebook buyout was the best thing that could happen to OR

#8 Posted by AdobeArtist (22845 posts) -

Where's the option for neither? VR may start with the "wow" factor as something new and interesting, but like any other gimmick that relies on cumbersome peripherals, that novelty eventually wears off.

#9 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25154 posts) -

Project Morpheus is on a Closed Platform and has no User Input what so ever.

Oculus Rift can be bought by anyone and is for the most Open Platform in the Gaming World (PC) and has backing of one of the biggest companies on the planet next to google (facebook)

face it, Project Morpheus is nothing, but a "Me too" project and will never be as big as Oculus.

#10 Posted by pelvist (4717 posts) -

Morpheus will likely work on PC too, but Oculus will be the only way to go I recon.

#11 Posted by mems_1224 (46963 posts) -

lol joke post? Oculus, easily.

#12 Edited by BldgIrsh (2203 posts) -

Sony product means its automatically good?

Did we forget about the vita?

Anyways the Rift..

#13 Edited by Syn_Valence (1349 posts) -

Morpheus easily, everyone with a ps4 can use it. Can you say the same of rift?

#14 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8553 posts) -

Neither - and certainly not Morpheus. Certain games might have hardcore following for Rift but I don't ever see VR coming anywhere near Wii's popularity or even Kinect's.

#15 Posted by melonfarmerz (1144 posts) -

Morpheus easily, everyone with a ps4 can use it. Can you say the same of rift?

There are many, many, many more PC users than PS4 users though. Even if we assume half of the gamers on PC don't even have a dedicated GPU.

#16 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (11591 posts) -

Which ever one comes to the PC.

#17 Posted by Cloud_imperium (2943 posts) -

Oculus Rift . Morpheus will be just another over hyped gimmick from Sony . I also don't expect it to be big hit on PS4 . Even 1080p feels blurry when VR is in action . These hardwares are designed for 4K gaming and more than 60fps . Even on PC it'll be ages until VR is perfected .

#18 Posted by FastRobby (1475 posts) -

None, it won't dominate gaming at all

#19 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11591 posts) -

VR Headsets is Gaming what 3D was to movies.

#20 Edited by Speak_Low (1009 posts) -

Oculus Rift will be more important in the long term, but even the creator has said it will take over three years just to get rolling. Next year (when it likely releases) it will only be for the most hardcore users with the money to spend. The high end video card required just won't be something the mainstream will have.

Sony's Morpheus I'm less excited for, but it won't necessarily be useless either. It could serve as a supportive way of increasing public awareness of VR, with more simple games and demos that many won't be able to try out yet on the Oculus in the next two to three years. We only hope Morpheus ends up being good VR and causes more people to be bitten by the VR bug, and not repelled.

Also, what gives VR immense potential are its uses outside of gaming. If there are enough interesting VR movies and music videos, education, internet and social applications that work well and strike a chord with the public, Sony may be able to push these things out through their established marketplace. The Glossy White Morpheus rises.

Last of all, VR may become a popular format for certain indie devs. It seems the simpler, leisurely-paced, first-person exploration games (like Point & Click games) may be the perfect fit for VR. This modern attempt at true VR is such a new thing right now (and comparisons to past VR like "Virtual Boy" doesn't really apply when that device didn't even have head-tracking) we can't discount the potential for mainstream popularity and success yet, because we've had nothing like it to go on.

#21 Edited by Salt_The_Fries (8553 posts) -

Sony should have spent all this gimmick money on games, games, games.

#22 Posted by charizard1605 (56889 posts) -

None, VR will be a fad.

#23 Posted by MirkoS77 (7331 posts) -

All I know is I'm dropping a hefty dime on Facebook Rift when Star Citizen is finally completed and released in 2016.

Morpheus....eh. Sony really hasn't any games that have been shown to gain my interest. Alien: isolation would've been one, but they passed that up.

Pity. I'd probably have bought it just for that.

#24 Edited by KungfuKitten (20964 posts) -

The one with the least amount of trickery and company inflicted limitations and restrictions. I have a feeling that the Oculus Rift will be the more open system of the two.

#25 Posted by thehig1 (1696 posts) -

Neither, VI will be like motion controls, a gimmick that people will go crazy over then the novelty will wear off.

#26 Posted by Pray_to_me (2837 posts) -

Morpheus will be for games. Facebook rift will for playing candy crush.

#27 Posted by Heirren (16851 posts) -

While the Oculus Rift is one ugly piece of hardware, this area cater more to the pc than consoles. Still not sure if it will catch on, though. Then again I have not experienced it myself.

#28 Posted by clyde46 (46008 posts) -

Morpheus will be for games. Facebook rift will for playing candy crush.

I suggest you go look at Sony's attempt at motion controls.

#29 Posted by Wasdie (49750 posts) -

Morpheus will be for games. Facebook rift will for playing candy crush.

Either 100% troll or 110% ignorant.

#30 Posted by getyeryayasout (7359 posts) -

None, VR will be a fad.

It might be a fad, but I think it can exist long-term as a niche subset of gaming. Besides, VR possibilities for cybersex will keep Rift on the market even if gamers reject it. :P

#31 Posted by charizard1605 (56889 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

None, VR will be a fad.

It might be a fad, but I think it can exist long-term as a niche subset of gaming. Besides, VR possibilities for cybersex will keep Rift on the market even if gamers reject it. :P

Ehhhh, I highly doubt it. To me, everything about the VR movement, including the arguments made by its proponents, harken to the '3D revolution' that never came. It was a fad that faded away, and I think that's what VR will be.

Speaking of VR cybersex, remember the arguments for 3D porn? :p

#32 Posted by Kinthalis (5314 posts) -

The Rift will be out first. It will feature better technology. It's the only one on an open platform - and that's the going to be the lifeblood of VR for a long time.

I think in 5 years we'll be tlaking about the latest Rift game, and no one will care about morpheus.

#33 Edited by Boddicker (2691 posts) -

All I have to say is I hope Project Morpheus gets cancelled or doesn't take too big of a hunk out of Sony's ass.

#34 Posted by getyeryayasout (7359 posts) -

@getyeryayasout said:

@charizard1605 said:

None, VR will be a fad.

It might be a fad, but I think it can exist long-term as a niche subset of gaming. Besides, VR possibilities for cybersex will keep Rift on the market even if gamers reject it. :P

Ehhhh, I highly doubt it. To me, everything about the VR movement, including the arguments made by its proponents, harken to the '3D revolution' that never came. It was a fad that faded away, and I think that's what VR will be.

Speaking of VR cybersex, remember the arguments for 3D porn? :p

Whoa!!! It's coming right at me!

Ewwww!

#35 Posted by charizard1605 (56889 posts) -
#36 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (4628 posts) -

Considering one's exclusive to one ecosystem and the other's exclusive to another ecosystem, neither.

#37 Edited by scottpsfan14 (4738 posts) -

Well what chance does Morpheus stand on System Wars? Hermits, Lems, Sheep, and the rest will automatically vote for Oculus out of impulse any way.

That said, I do think Oculus will do better though.

#38 Posted by Kinthalis (5314 posts) -

Well what chance does Morpheus stand on System Wars? Hermits, Lems, Sheep, and the rest will automatically vote for Oculus out of impulse any way.

That said, I do think Oculus will do better though.

So which are you then? Lem, hermit or sheep?

:p

Another thing:

Sony isn't in the best financial shape, while Oculus Rift is backed by a company with more money than god.

#39 Posted by SolidGame_basic (17376 posts) -

You guys have great points, but the question is mainstream-ability. That's where I'm not convinced about Oculus

#40 Edited by clyde46 (46008 posts) -

You guys have great points, but the question is mainstream-ability. That's where I'm not convinced about Oculus

To be frank, given the media attention around the facebook buyout has put the Rift on the mainstage.

#41 Posted by sibu_xgamer (339 posts) -

The Kinect will dominate.

PS. I couldn't write that without laughing my ass off.

#42 Posted by Deevoshun (855 posts) -

A few friends and I are reactivating War Thunder when the Rift comes out next year!

Anyways Rift all the way!