For the longest time the Oculus Rift really had ownership of the term VR, to the point where it was looking as though it would be the Hoover of Vacuum Cleaners, or the Kleenex of tissues -- that product whose name is interchangeable with what it does. But now we have some competitors. None stronger than Valve's newly announced HTC Vive. Who do you think will win out? Will both products be able to co-exist?
I think it's probably difficult to say with any kind of authority at this point, but I will say this: the fact the HTC Vive headset has a solid release date is a strong point. We're still waiting for a proper release date for the Oculus Rift and it feels as though we've been waiting for a long, long time.
But the Rift has so much in its favour. It has the brand, it has Facebook behind it, it has an existing suite of software. It's a tricky one to call.