Both Sony PlayStation VR and HTC Vive will go on sale this year and we’re sure that the gamers can barely wait for them to be released. Today we’re going to compare these two headsets and you’ll decide which one suits your needs.
The PlayStation VR comes with an OLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The display supports RGB subpixels and is split into two screens, in order to deliver a 1080×960 picture to each eye. On the other hand, the HTC Vive supports a resolution of 1200×1080 pixels per eye and offers a taller 9:5 screen ration. In addition, the HTC Vive has a slightly wider viewing angle of 110 degrees horizontally, while the PlayStation VR has horizontally viewing angle of only 110 degrees.
The Sony PlayStation Camera will track the nine LED sensors that are around the PlayStation VR headset. This setup will be able to track both the front and the back track of your head. With other words, you will be able to look behind you in a VR environment. The PlayStation VR also comes with its own 3D spatial sound engine, so you should expect some high profile games to take advantage of this awesome feature. While playing some “seated” games, you will be able to use the DualShock 4 controllers, but for other titles you will need to use the PlayStation Move paddles.
The HTC Vive is using Valve’s Lighthouse tech in order to track your hand and head movements in a 15×15 foot space. The Vive headset and the wireless controllers have about 70 sensors between them and you will be able to play while moving around, but for this you will need to have enough space in your house.
Without any doubts, Sony is the winner of this category, as the company has already confirmed that alongside new games, there will be lots of “old” games that will be reworked in order to function with this headset (along with new titles). However, the HTC Vive will also receive a bunch of games, as during the Valve’s Steam VR Developer content there were showcased 12 games that work with this headset.