Is this like the direct equivalent of freaking out inside JB Hi-Fi comparing LCDs to Plasmas a couple of days after decided to buy a Panasonic?
Buyer's remorse. It is a terrible thing. We're guessing that's why Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook asked Sony directly for a demo of Project Morpheus a week before announcing the purchase of its direct competitor the Oculus Rift.
PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth revealed this during a talk at the Games Marketing Summit 2014.
"I wish he bought ours," Longworth said, as reported by Gamespot. "All the folks at Oculus have got big smiles on today."
Facebook's purchase of Oculus Rift was approved today by U.S. antitrust.
Project Morpheus in its current state is considered to be comparable to the latest Oculus Rift development kit in terms of latency and resolution and I'm personally keen to get my hands on with both of them, particularly Project Morpheus, since I've had no experience with it, compared to Oculus Rift, which I have tried — and loved.
Realistically, I wonder if the two will be competitors in the end. I suspect Sony, at this stage see it as a PlayStation peripheral, whereas for Facebook, the Rift is a device that will change the world. The key, no doubt, will be in how each company uses that device.