Why PS4 Virtual Reality headsets are a bad idea

First motion controls and now talk of virtual reality? Does gaming really need more gimmicks?

What is PlayStation 4 has put together a list of reasons why PS4 Virtual Reality headsets are a bad idea.

It's likely Sony will announce their new device at GDC. If so, will PS4's VR glasses fail? Read why it's possible.

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NewMonday1682d ago

VR is the holy grail of gaming

Making it viable will be the biggest step in digital entertainment since moving from 2D to 3D

iamnsuperman1682d ago (Edited 1682d ago )

But making it viable means making it cheap and more than a choice to use. Which I mean get the average consumer to use it over normal means. If the average consumer doesn't get it developers wont make games that utilise it. In its current form VR is going to be most suited for PC gaming since the community could mod controls for it and VR is going for a niche which is more PC gaming than console gamers.

I don't VR taking off. I see it like the 3D gaming/film craze that has just passed not like the step from 2D to 3D games

NewMonday1682d ago

fulfilling the benchmarks set by Valve for VR will be key, and reports are Sony have similar goals.

VR is the thing that will make gaming as mainstream as movies and TV.

iamnsuperman1682d ago (Edited 1682d ago )


I think your jumping the gun here saying VR will make gaming as mainstream as films because your forgetting the barrier. The cost barrier would be just too high. The reason why gaming got popular was because it was exciting but also not that expensive . Adding VR cost a lot for what purpose (people tend to watch films together and if not it's through online streams. VR would need to tap into that to be a popular device but it only seems useful for gaming)

IraqCombatVet1682d ago

If Sony can solve all the side effect issues, make it a fair price, create high demand for it, and get a lot of devs backing it, then yes, it will work.

But that's a very tall order.

medman1681d ago (Edited 1681d ago )

I feel sorry for someone who thinks virtual reality is a gimmick, and lumps it in with motion controls. Truly sorry. It may be too soon to expect a system that does the job well AND isn't expensive, but VR certainly is the future. Especially when we reach the point where it's not required to have a headset and the image is simply projected into the environment all around you. On that day, I no longer leave my home. I will become a shut-in.

WeAreLegion1682d ago

Nope. Too many possibilities. VR is going to be big.

Orange1682d ago

Yeah, VR isn't a gimmick. It's true immersion, and that makes a difference.

GribbleGrunger1682d ago (Edited 1682d ago )

Oh look, Sony have a VR headset and suddenly it's a 'gimmick'. It truly amazes me how transparent this industry has become.

Godmars2901682d ago (Edited 1682d ago )

Depends on price and support. Same as any gaming accessory, or dare I say, gimmick?

Expect that it will only ever be an accessory though.

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