It’s changing, it’s growing, and with each new game, it’s getting better and better. VR is very much alive and anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.
Just ask Sony.
VR wasn't dead or dying. It was just an experimental tech with a high entry cost, which prevented most gamers from adopting it as fast as they'd like. Also high-end VR is still 1 good year into it's life cycle almost 2 for PC, and good gaming experiences are just starting to come out even if they are older games being remade for VR. But look what happened when the price dropped on all headset this holiday, all 3 nearly sold out everywhere. The market is there, they just have to get the price down and consistent where a profit can be made (hopefully $250 for PSVR, and $399 / $499 for Oculus and Vive), and continue to produce the content to support the headsets. VR is in its infancy still, and it takes 2 - 3 years to start pumping out games consistently. So expect VR to be a big push for next-gen, come 2020.
I was watching the lawnmower man over this past weekend. I would love to get VR setup like that at my home with the gyroscopic thing you climbed into and rotated all around with the full body suits.
I love my PSVR. It's truly a game-changer and has opened my eyes more than ever to what the future of gaming could be like.
A guy that i work with bought one, and it's sat on his shelf collecting dust. To each their own.
A guy I work with fxcks piglets. He owns an Xbox. Both our statements are anecdotal and worthless.
i guy that you worked with didnt use his vr headset so that makes vr bad? my friend bought a 4k tv he never uses, so that makes it a bad 4k tv?
Thats surprising for me! Maybe he had different expectations. There are tons of games I wish I had a time to play on PSVR! Maybe for core gamer, whos gaming 6hours/day I can imagine PSVR is not enough. Do your friend know, that he can connect PSVR also to a PC and enjoy Steam VR platform too?
Good friend of mine but a Vive about a year ago. Played it a ton for a week and hasn't touched it since. Thats my experience as well. Blows your mind the first time you try it but I have little desire to play more games like this
Anyone who thinks VR is going anywhere has not put it on yet. The experience is something any gamer should have.
LOL Opinion piece, trying to state something as fact. VR is on the peak it's fad curve. Won't be around all too much longer. Thank god.
Ok Mr Pachter.
And your response is an opinion comment stating it wont be around much longer as a fact?
dude fuck off,for real if the world would go around you we still would be in the 32bit era...so ya you are wrong....
Every message starting with "lol" is factual and mature. ( Fact )
"Won't be around all too much longer. Thank god." wow vr must really have hurt you:( what about people having fun with vr does that hurt youre feelings too?
That's your opinion. The actual fact, if you bothered to check, is that they have sold a lot of units and xmas will sell even more. Even if I didnt like it, I would at least applaud the tech advances. Apparently not you though! Lol.
VR in some shape or form will be around for quite some time! Will also be the standard way to play games. Not saying that will be soon, so don't worry, you can still enjoy your flat games for a while, but it will happen. Until then the tech needs to be perfected and without putting it out there this can't happen...
Sold my psvr, biggest regret ever, fantastic device just fell into some financial difficulties losing my job, I miss it for sure. Was it perfect no but the experiences and party nights with friends and family were special ones, especially seeing my mum and dad finally get why I like playing games after 37yrs lol. Seeing my mum cry with the ocean game, the deep was nice and putting a dolphin youtube video on where lots of dolphins were swimming around my mum who had a fear of water but loves the BBC David attonbourgh documentaries was great.
@sprinterboy u're lucky if thats your biggest regret ever !
Why do people get mad when others say VR is a fad ? I mean, they genuinely become angry. Three years ago all the gaming sites told us that VR was the biggest thing in gaming in more than 15 years. Then year after year they told us this will be the year it really takes off, 2015 will be it, then in December of 2015 it was going to be 2016. Is 2018 the year ? Remember in December 2016 we were told that 2017 will be the greatest year ever for gaming ? Was it ?
I guess time will tell whatever its fate is :D
Best year yet for VR. Good to see more and more headsets making their way on to the market and that publishers and developers are pushing more and more out
It's just getting started....
Who said it was? Most (sensible) commentary labelled it as a niche product and I’ve seen nothing to suggest otherwise either way thus far. Frankly it will always have commercial applications (and porn) that will ensure its long term survival even if gaming doesn’t.
People who haven't tried. Own the wrong plattform or have no interest in VR will go out of their way trying hard to convince everyone the opposite. But if there is a place for toxic pointless discussions it's here at N4G.
Hehe.. Someone is getting a little hostile. I bought one last weekend to see what it was all about. I felt a bit let down by the graphics and had to centre the screen every five minutes or so. Also there aren't too many blockbuster games out there that support VR. But with the release of Skyrim the future does look good for the VR! Anyway, I decided to bring it back and wait until it has more games and/or when they release the next model when the PS5 comes out. But hey, that just like my opinion man.
It's not dead.....I'm just not interested in it at all. Like 3D.
Try it out sometime, might change your mind.... Nothing like 3D TV's at all....
For the sake of the technology I hope MS releases their device, assuming it's an occulus clone. At least more developers will take note of the increased install base. Unfortunately the switch isn't powerful enough.
MS have been working with a number of company's to create VR headsets. The Windows Mixed Reality headsets released earlier this month and most if not all of them will be compatible with steam vr in the coming weeks. From what I have read there pretty decent and are affordable. You just need a capable PC or laptop to use them.
I was one of those people who thought it was gonna bomb and it was just a gimmick, but I was able to get one for a really good price so I decided to give it a go and I don't regret it one bit. VR gaming is awesome. PSVR seems to be the best selling headset so hopefully that brings more devs over and we get more games.
Yep. VR is part of future tech. Not just for gaming. Real estate agents can pre show a house, car dealers, list is endless really. QB coaches already use it for Qbs facing de fensives. I have PSVR and Gear VR. It's an awesome piece of tech.
Plan to get one in 2018
VR is like cars vs horses. When the first cars came I can imagine alot of people thought it was stupid, loud and expensive. They broke down all the time. Couldn't traverse uneven grounds. Were difficult to operate. Some people saw the future though, and it's the same kind of people who can see VR for what it really is today.
3D content is still being produced, does that mean 3D isn’t dead or dying?
I sure hope it's not dead-- I just bought a PSVR this past Monday.
Well its not going anywhere but, chill with the excessive hype.
VR is to Sony what Kinect was to Microsoft. You can imagine that VR has some kind of future proof plan to make it more appealing to the average gamer but I really don't see it. They have shown absolutely nothing that projects VR to be anything more than a fad that is trying to be relevant long after it has proven not to be.
I couldn’t agree more.
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