Virtual reality headsets could be making a comeback. The latest attempt at creating a virtual reality headset, The Oculus Rift, launched a Kickstarter campaign at the beginning of August and has already raised over $1,801,331.
I don't think they can. I'd never actually wear a headset to play a game.
I think vr headsets are logically the true next major step in interaction - Motion controls being the gap that doesn't quite cut it on its own. VR tricks your brain enough into actually being in the world you see so much so that it's actually "jarring" for some people. I would without a doubt buy whatever console came out with it first or buy Carmack's Oculus when it hits consumer-level.
To my gaming experience ten I will give it a try
For me not really. I like to have some peripheral vision while playing. It might be just me but having something like this on would freak me out as I would have no idea what is going on around me
I would wear it if they do it right.... needs to be comfortable, have NO light bleed , dual 1080p screens or half half (w.e) , have 120hz refresh or 60 60.. whichever works for 3d .... and not make you fatigue too fast ,motion head tracking option to turn on and off for games...and voice control just to name a few
How can it have a comeback if it was never here?
This, there has never been a good one.
Head mounted displays is a whole different ball game when playing your games. I have the Sony HMZ (it has it's share of flaws)and I cannot imagine playing any of your racing games without it, simply a visual treat to play with.
I sure hope so. I've been waiting for this for a long time.
I remember how cool it seemed in the early 90s but it was pretty lame in practice. I could see it in racing games but I don't want to be spinning around playing Battlefield 5! I DO like the wearable sets like sony has because I could game in my recliner with a big screen and not bother the rest of the family. I was very tempted with the sony HMZ but after hearing about the comfort and the cheap straps I will wait to see what they (or others) will come out with next.
"Light glasses for 3D? OUTRAGEOUS! That has no chance of catching on!" "Heavy goggles that I hang on my face?!?! GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME!!"
This is probably the next step before being in a "holodeck" for people who want complete immersion. Carmack's goggles will be great, but it may take a few more years before a perfect one comes out. But once it gets it's killer app there will be nothing like it and everyone will want to have one.
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