Release of standalone VR systems in US:
- Vive Focus Plus – recently released
- Oculus Quest – 21 May, 2019
Release of new PC VR systems in US:
- HP Reverb – release delayed, still not out
- Oculus Rift S – 21 May, 2019
- Valve Index with Knuckles Controllers – mid June 2019
If you happen to search for a specific pair: device vs device, comparison tables can be more useful, however this article can very well serve you well by confirming or invalidating your initial choice QUICKLY (skip the intro).
If you’ve just started trying to figure out which VR system to get, you probably noticed it’s not exactly the easiest thing to do because the selection is rather abundant these days.
The better known VR systems are:
Acer, Asus, Daydream, Dell Visor, Gear VR, HP, HTC Vive & Vie Pro, Vive Focus Plus, Lenovo Explorer, Oculus Go, Rift, Rift S & Quest, Mirage Solo, PSVR, Samsung Odyssey/Odyssey Plus and Pimax.
If you wanted to compare each of them to each other, you would end up with more than 171 comparison pairs. Intimidating, isn’t it ?
Is there a quick and painless route ?
This article will help you to evaluate all the major devices without breaking a sweat.
Standalone VR systems can be divided into 2 categories: those supporting hands presence in VR and those which don’t. Lack of hands presence significantly reduces one’s ability to interact with a virtual world, so if you have gaming in mind you absolutely need it.
To go directly to the comparison tables click here.
Last update: early June 2019
This article contains VR comparison tables. I took into consideration only those manufacturers which offer customer version of their device. I do not cover any prototypes.
The amount of information gathered here is quite intimidating. If you are trying to figure out which product will suit your needs best, please read this article first. It will speed up the decision process and spare you a headache.
Currently the only VR system for a gaming console is PSVR, which can be used with any model of PlayStation 4.
The systems for PC include:
- Oculus Rift and Rift S
- HTC Vive
- HTC Vive Pro
- Windows Mixed Reality:
Samsung Odyssey Plus
Standalone VR systems:
- Oculus Quest
- Oculus Go
- Mirage Solo
- Vive Focus
- Vive Focus Plus
Oculus has released 3 devices up to date:
- Oculus Rift (the one released in 2016)
- Oculus Rift S (May, 2019)
- Oculus Quest (May, 2019)
Let’s compare them side-by-side.
This article is a summary of hundreds of articles, reviews, comments and complaints about the HTC Vive.
My goal was to extract all the essentials you need to know to make an informed buying decision.
Apart from all the items you must have, I also cover some optional ones – especially those crucial for improving the immersion.
The article covers non platform specific topics. It revolves around limits and issues of the current generation VR.