Iris VR is the studio behind Technolust and Tehcnolust: Scanlines , and it’s one of the few studios that has had experience with all three major virtual reality HMDs (head-mounted displays). Iris VR’s Blair Renaud opened up to the Reddit community about his experience with these units, and he had some interesting things to say.
Addressing first the HTC Vive, Renaud seemed unimpressed with the hardware he was given. It was difficult to set up, and had an abysmal battery life. Both of these issues are very likely to be addressed before consumer models are finalized, however. He also addressed the Oculus Rift, saying that it (the dev kit, at any rate) was better than the Vive in almost every way, and that he thought its “Touch” controllers were perfect for VR.
Interestingly, Renaud stated that the PlayStation VR’s HMD was in a league of its own. He’s under the impression that Sony’s unit will do very well because of the “huge install base to start.” So many PS4 owners will make it a go-to for developers. This is great news for those of you who have invested in a PS4, as a successful launch for PlayStation VR could mean a huge boost in the longevity and relevance of Sony’s console.