Palmer Luckey: Oculus Rift Exclusives Are Not Bad for VR Industry

June 21, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

Oculus-Rift-Exclusives

Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey has compared the company’s handling of Oculus Rift exclusives to Sony’s content plan for PlayStation VR.

Speaking to Upload VR during E3 last week, Luckey noted that hardware exclusives can be tailored to the specific platform, and why it isn’t necessarily a bad thing for the virtual reality industry as a whole. 

“You see Sony investing in their content the same way. They want to make things that take advantage of their features that they have in the best way possible. The reality is, I can see where that’s painful for some people, but that doesn’t mean that it’s bad for the VR industry, or that it’s fragmenting it, or in the long run, it’s not the right way for the ecosystem to work.”

Luckey was also “really happy” with PlayStation VR coming out of the trade show. Taking to Twitter, the inventor showered praise on both the hardware and its content lineup. 

Oculus Rift launched earlier this year. PlayStation VR, meanwhile, has been pinned for a release on October 13 across North America and Europe. 

[Sources: TechCrunch via Upload VR, Twitter]