This is a great overview / comparison between the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in their current states.
I’m a huge fan of Valve, Oculus, and Facebook as companies, so I kind of hope they all win.
But I have to say as a designer, I’m very skeptical of the additional setup of the Vive.
Our Wii never worked right. No matter what we do, one of our xbox controllers is always doing something wonky. And we’re super tech-saavy.
When it comes to growth and going mainstream, I think simple is going to be the name of the game. There’s already a lot of moving pieces, having to set up something accurately in your physical environment sounds like a stretch. I also have no room to move around anyway at my gaming rig, so being limited to my desk is kind of a given.
That said, I’m sure the greater movement range will facilitate some awesome experiences. So I hope they work it out to work great!
Which do you think will be the front runner?