Nintendo is holding its quarterly conference for investors and analysts, and some details were provided by Kantan Games CEO Serkan Toto and Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki.
VR will be adapted by mobile phones, Blu-ray players and other devices. TV's (down the line) will offer this feature natively, so it seems (to me anyways) like a moot point.
Motion and touch screen gaming are gimmicks, but VR isn't? Funny how hypocritical people can be.
because Nintendo didn't initiate it in gaming.
It's the truth, and it hurts them to admit that that first person helmet is exactly what you've said it is; a gimmick. And the reason it hurts their pride so much is because, to the closed-minded, gimmick is a dirty word in all circumstances, so they're trying to call this "innovative" to lessen the sting.-_-;; I'm of the opinion that VR is just as much a fad as 3D was for home TV's, and it will remain that way until we've developed synaptic response tech and implemented that into full dive pods. Until we do, it's just insignificant little steps towards that goal. Steps which likely won't take off nearly as well as that end result will, due to everything from production costs for the games and price tags being too high for the units themselves, to physical discomfort over long periods of wearing helmets. I'm hoping Nintendo steers clear of VR until the prices of production, games, and the price tag they can attach to such things go way way down, at the very least.
Motion gaming never really made sense without VR. VR actually legitimizes it now. 3D while an interesting novelty, pales in comparison to VR. Most skepticism of VR comes from those who have yet to actually try it out. I encourage everyone to find a friend with DK2 or go to one of the HTC Vive or Oculus demos to give modern VR a whirl.
it is a gimmick if you made a whole console around vr, but its not in the ps4 because its just an optional accessory with its games.
No, optional or not, a gimmick is still a gimmick. Racing wheel accessories are optional in games like Mario Kart 8. Does that mean those aren't gimmicks? Of course it doesn't. The same holds true for VR as it stands now. Being optional doesn't make it less of a gimmick, it just makes it something that doesn't add to the price tag of the system by default.
So this leaves xbox being the only one without a proper VR approach. I believe their problem is that the xbox One cannot handle VR. Maybe for the next xbox.
I still think VR is just a first person game inside a helmet. To me, it honestly feels like there's not much to it other than that.
but it is suited for horror games, which theres alot
A well-made horror game creates immersion without the need of a head-set to supplement it. Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Fatal Frame, Dead Space, Fatal Frame, the list goes on and on. A wide-screen TV and a dark room, and boom, you've got an immersive horror experience that you can share with others as well.
@wonderfulmonkeyman That's like saying well written horror book creates atmosphere without the need of moving pictures to supplement the prose. VR the next evolution of media formats. There is nothing wrong the things that precede it, but there are things that only VR will be able to do.
Their new controller will most likely implement 3D AR through the controller's screen. Thats the only way I see it not being completely terrible since they dont want to go full VR because it isnt "social enough" like people have time to play games in the same room anymore. maybe if theyre kids and are really lucky freetime wise.
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