Mo­bile vs desk­top

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Last month, we re­viewed the Ocu­lus Go (see is­sue 249, p53), herald­ing it as a VR break­through. This may make pedants won­der how many break­throughs VR needs, but it’s im­por­tant to dis­tin­guish be­tween mo­bile VR – where all the pro­cess­ing is done on the head­set – and desk­top VR such as the Vive.

The Ocu­lus Go pro­vides an ex­cel­lent in­tro­duc­tion to VR, not least be­cause it’s so easy to use, but it can’t ri­val the Vive Pro for breadth of games or rich­ness. For ex­am­ple, while Beat Saber isn’t avail­able on the Ocu­lus Go, var­i­ous sim­pli­fied clone games are avail­able – but in com­par­i­son they’re poor im­i­ta­tions. Then again, the Go costs US$330 and it also has con­tent you can’t find on the Vive.

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