Oculus’ VP of Content Jason Rubin has come out swinging on the firm’s GDC speak in the present day.
Opening up the session, titled ‘Inside Oculus 2018’, Rubin said that “Oculus is profitable in each hardware class it has entered, on PC and cell,” later including that “it’s a fairly inarguable assertion that Oculus builds the most effective hardware.”
By ‘profitable’, we assume Rubin is referring to gross sales of the corporate’s VR headsets, the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Oculus has by no means revealed official gross sales figures for the Rift, which is principally rivaled by HTC’s Vive headset, so we are able to’t remark as to if Rubin’s declare is true or not. That mentioned, earlier this month we reported that the Rift had narrowly overtaken the Vive because the most-used VR headset on Steam on the platform’s newest hardware report.
It’s additionally essential to notice that Rubin particularly labeled PC as a class. That alienates Sony’s console-based headset, PlayStation VR (PSVR), which we all know to have bought over two million models so far.
When it involves Gear VR, Oculus final yr famous the headset had bought over 5 million models. Again, we don’t know what rivals like Google’s Daydream View have bought, so we are able to’t confirm Rubin’s claims.
Either approach, these are daring claims for Oculus to be making. Looking forward for the yr, Rift will face renewed rivalry with Vive as the improved Vive Pro goes on sale for $799, whereas Oculus may even look to steer the pack within the rising standalone sector of headsets with its soon-to-release Go headset.
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