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VR Is Coming Back, But Who Is It For?

Last week was full of new information about virtual reality. The 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) saw Sony showing off its Project Morpheus VR headset and Valve unveiling both the SteamVR platform and Vive, a device made in partnership with HTC. Couple this with Facebook buying Oculus Rift roughly a year ago and it seems pretty clear that VR videogames are poised to become a big deal.

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AudioEppa984d ago

It's not for myself and i see others who are not interested in it as well.

But it's obvious that a lot of people are excited about this technology and that's ok.

I just wish that some people who are into VR would stop giving off attitude to anyone who don't want to try it or not like it even if they did try it.

I'll be 100% honest, I was a little afraid that VR was going to take over how to play games when i don't wanna move away from watching my tv with a controller and I was wrong to think that, because that would never happen.

It doesn't bother me anymore, I just hope that (at least for Sony) the conversation of their future at upcoming events isn't too heavy on Morpheus talk.

ArchangelMike984d ago

Space/flight sim fans. Driving fans. FPS fans. First devs need to provide compelling software and VR experiences. There needs to be a killer app. Once that is nailed down, it is easier to then convince the buying public to fork out for the experience at an affordable price.

With VR, casual low budget niche games will not convinxe the mass market that it's worth having. That's exactly why motion control's didn't take off. There was no compelling AAA game that really took advantage of the technology - even years after being on the market.

With VR it is critical that there be really compelling software at launch to give gamers the incentive to buy into it straight away. If gamers have to wait 2 to 3 years before we start seeing true AAA VR games, then VR will end up being just another fad. With gamers sticking with traditional gaming methods.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen983d ago

There are plenty of gaming genres that would benefit from VR.

Dying Light with it's parkour movement system for example. A first person adventure game like Thief(Yeah bad example). How about a first person trip into horror with a game like Outlast or the Playable Teaser for Silent Hills? A first person snowboarding game would be a good idea.

People who think that VR will be niche or some how lack support just aren't paying attention to the types of gaming experiences that are available IMO.

BC_Master_Haze983d ago

I'm praying that morpheus and vive/oculus (now that oculus might not come 2015) have software built in to accommodate normal games :) I'll be getting morpheus and one of the pc headsets, looking forward to finally finishing outlast on ps4 and replaying alien on pc. Destiny, battlefield, soooo many games I'm dying to try in VR

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ThunderPulse983d ago

Its for people who watched SAO and thought "DAMN I WANT TO LIVE IN A GAME FOR 2 YEARS WHERE THERE IS REAL PERMADEATH!"

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