After the HoloLens' impressive E3 2015 display, and the coming onslaught of virtual reality hardware questions, what lies ahead for traditional gaming, and should fans be concerned?
I'd love to say it could, but I think it will simply be to niche in the way it can actually influence gameplay.
i don't get these sensationalized titles all the time. death of traditional gaming? i think not, it's just another way of playing games.
its going to have huge limitations that we wont hear about for a while,so it wont replace normal screens. ] imo i will give it a year before there is eople having issues. we already in a generation where more and more people wearing glasses,people really are gonna have square eyes.
The holo lens has enough space for people that wear glasses
my glasses comment is the fact people have bad eyesight from the amount of screens there looking at. ,mobiles,pc monitors,tablets,tvs
No it will not replace anything. I like it more as a portable device. I could see myself using it to project my game on wall or table say, while waiting in a doctors office or sitting on a train even on a plane. But I have no interest in having these devices trapped too my head for the amount I time I spend in my RPG's in one sitting. I also have concerns about eye strain and the price is a huge factor.
The cost is certainly going to be a prohibitive factor. Plus the stigma of wearing technology on your head, which is going to take quite a while to become acceptable in traditional society.
You rekcon? What about Bluetooth headsets and headphones in general, seems prevalent?
I think the fact that it covers the eyes is going to be tough for a lot of people to get over. Eye contact is a primary component of conversation, whereas a set of headphones can be mostly 'tuned out' from interaction. Talking to someone who could be literally inhabiting an entirely different world at the same time is an odd idea to grapple with.
The point you made about disassociation is probably the most level headed intelligent response I've ever seen on n4g. Thanks for that.
I think just looking at how well Google Glass was accepted by the masses is evidence enough to support your argument. Beyond the feeling that you are being a douche latching onto the most current trend, other people are not going to really be comfortable around technology like this, because there is no way to know what the other person is doing with a computer on their head. Google glass was not even allowed in a lot of establishments, because it could be used to take pictures and videos of people without their knowledge. Even though cell phones can do this as well, it's hard to do without being obvious in many cases. Some people will say others have to get with the times...because technology advances and all...but the truth of the matter is is that it takes decades for new socially accepted forms of interactions become something that can be tolerated by everyone. Most people still prefer to interact with others in very traditional manners when they are face to face with another person.
No. It's hard to tell the story you want to tell or have immersion when the developer has no control of the environment the player is in. It might be good for certain types of games, but it won't replace traditional gaming
What about the "where you tell your own story" theory?
Did you skip right past the "certain types of games" part of his comment on purpose?
@ uth11 That's a really interesting point that I hadn't considered. So much creativity in good storytelling involves clever methods of limiting the perspective of the audience. So while this new technology may bring a new sense of freedom for the audience, it may actually create new difficulties and limitations for the storyteller.
I think it will be another platform, and done right a perfectly viable one, but I think the experience would be too different to flat screen traditional gaming to outright replace it.
PC is the only platform that has the technology, power, and able to keep up with virtual reality and augmented reality.
This will change everything from gaming to everyday life.
Why is there alot of Doom and Gloom articles about Morpheus and Occulus, but Halolense will destroy all we know!? It will be cool, but traditional gaming isn't going anywhere either.
Never. I think traditional gaming will never stop, and I am fine with that.
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