Christopher Buffa (Prima Games): Video game companies tried to push virtual reality in the 80s and 90s with weird results. Despite coming up with imaginative games and products, tech limitations prevented customers from having that Lawnmower Man type experience.
Fast forward to today and publishers are at it again, this time with Sony’s Project Morpheus headset for PS4 and Facebook’s Oculus Rift device, among others. Neither have confirmed release dates, price points or launch titles, but thankfully consoles and PCs have the processing power to make VR significantly more immersive than products from 1995. In short, we’re excited. Skydiving? Walking on the moon? Investigating shipwrecks underwater? Please, take our money!