When it comes to PlayStation VR, does Greatness Await or Is Failure Inevitable? Albert Perkins from Mammoth Gamers discusses.
Definitely, just need Sony to give us more details, pricing, release date and so on. Day One here.
Yup. Just waiting for release here.
Even if Ace Combat 7 is enough to make me buy on day one, just the existence of a game called 100ft Robot Golf would have done the trick. :)
I think PSVR will prove it's worth and be a great introduction to the wonders of VR, whether it will survive to be a big player in VR in the long term remains to be seen, it does have an ace in it's strong Playstation following and Sony has plenty of tech knowledge to fall back on . I know i'm in day one. Greatness awaits for me.
Wouldn't have been better if "Greatness Awaits or Failure Imminent" for the title? Anyway I say it's going to be a success more or less. It won't be a flop. I say the software is a big part on its success
Already saved 600 euros for the whole thing, headset, camera, move and some games hopefully. Now all I need to know if it will support my turtle beach cans and I'm set to go!
@ the person who disagreed with my above post ??? Color me confused. That's n4g for ya...
@UltraNova Some sennheisers or audio technicas would sound better and would cost less than 100.
I think greatness awaits too, though depending on price I might be waiting before embracing the greatness lol.
As someone who has tried the Oculus dk2 alot with a good few demos. i can say, yes it will be great. Why, you may wounder? Well its that even with demos with old graphics(early 00's in some case) plus the whole vr thing, you still get immersed very easly and those games you may think will be crap are loads of fun. The graphics wont matter only the gameplay. * on a side note . You will only get 50% of the fun out of vr by wearing the headsets, the rest comes from watching friends and family act the fools while wearing the headset.:) P.S my mother and father who are in or near their 70's and no interest in games cant get enough of it
If there was a scale between Greatness and Failure with Greatness being 100% and Failure being 0%, I'd say it's floating around 60% with the scale sliding closer and closer to greatness once we get a price (preferably $399 or less) and see plenty of games at E3.
Don't expect less than $450
It certainly does. With the groundswell of developer support that PSVR has garnered and the phenomenal hands on accounts, i see PSVR being an excellent experience from day 1.
"PlayStation VR – Greatness Awaits Or Is Failure Inevitable?" My guess is failure.
We know far too little to know if this will be greatness or failure, but boy we sure need this to be a great success if we want VR to succeed and to be a part of the future of gaming.
Grell566 + 5d ago Oculus Rift of course, no brainer. My PC is ready. Commented 5 days ago and you liked a certain VR, Psst, your bias is showing Bumblee Tuna.
Dude get a life lol you actually went through his comments for that nonsense seriously grow up.
DeToX42 + 9d ago Going through comments is fine. You should do that. Whoa... Okay, DeToX420. Which is it? Sending mixed signals, aren't we?
Failure for sure
I tried the Oculus in a shopping and it was just a Rollercoaster demo, but man it was amazing! You really feel that you are in another world. It is another level of immersion. It is not gimmicky like the 3D glasses.
Yeah, but that's the point, you have to try it or you don't get it and end up coming here acting bossy and telling that VR is going to fail because *enter random reason*
The impressive list of games and solid hardware reviews say otherwise. PSVR is looking very strong.
just...wait til after launch, sony has a really stable track record atm of not giving a crap about gaming devices not the main console after they get investment back. I think it's amazing backed by a flip flopity company when it comes to their own product loyalty. Poor fucking vita.
Agree 100%, The PS Vita support has been a joke. I hope they take it off the legacy list because sales have been good outside the USA and most android/ios games have no depth. It's also pretty damn close to being perfect. All it needs is L2/R2 triggers by design. I bet it could do the 10 year life cycle if Sony lowers memory card prices and makes a few exclusive games a year.
Just an FYI, I own launch versions of the PS4 and Vita. I plan on buying a VR headset from either Sony, HTC, or Oculus.
The PSV support has been completely understandable seing that almost nobody bought it in the west.
The Vita marketing team need to be drug into the street and run over with a lawn mower. It's easy to see why Vita doesn't sell well here in the US. Go into any retailer not named GameStop and go look at the Vita section compared to everything else in the department. It's a joke. Almost every Walmart store here in Milwaukee doesn't even stock Vita or Vita games anymore. Target only had 2-3 consoles on the shelf and literally only two game boxes on the shelf when I was there a couple days ago. Even Best Buy wasn't much better. They had about 8 games on the shelf. At some stores it looked so pathetic that they mixed the Vita games in with the PS3 games so it was less obvious how bad the selection is. Why would any potential customer look at that in the store and say, "Hey I want to spend hundreds of dollars on this system that has ridiculously priced memory, nearly zero retail games, none of which are AAA quality from big developers except maybe a couple year old copy of Madden and Freedom Wars, and a crappy/paltry set of accessories available."? New customers have no idea the amount and type of content available on the PSN store.
The Vita is supported outside the United States. I was a day one adopter of the Vita and i bought a lot of games for it. Its just unfortunate that a lot of gamers feel that the Vita library is lacking.
Go look at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, etc. and you'll quickly see why they say that. Basically, go anywhere other than GameStop and it's the same story. Nothing to choose from in-store and no indication or marketing material anywhere in the store for what additional content is available on the PSN Store and it's always been that way for Vita since launch. Many Walmarts do not even carry Vita anymore.
The people who replied with 'im a launch buyer" well same here.. You guys should be more understanding of what l'm talking about. Just wait and see if the vr headset actually gets games for it and please don't bring up that inflated list of technical demos they called a game list
Can we try it first?? We still don't have a price or release date. These articles are getting annoying and I don't even have a PS4.
Thank you. My thoughts exactly. Despite I have a PS4, but I didn't have a chance to try PSVR yet.
After trying the PSVR multiple times we are definitely going to be waiting for greatness.
Do you mean you didn't like it, so we will have to wait for greatness (from the next big thing)? Or do you mean you loved it, and we waiting for it to release (and therefore, are waiting for greatness to release)? I'm confused. I think you "agrees" and "disagrees" are confused too (possibly without even realizing it.
hahahaha now after reading my own comment I can see why people are confused. Sorry for the confusion :) I meant I really loved it and it will be great. At first I was not too big into this VR stuff but after trying it, it really surprised me. It is very well done. At PSX I tried Eve: Valkyrie and RIGS and loved both of them. But I did try them back to back and I got little nauseous which I think will go away after your brain gets used to it. I will definitely be picking PSVR up day one I just hope it is around $400 and not $600. The price of the Oculus Rift was the reason I did not preorder.
Vr has huge potential and hopefully Sony can deliver. It's going to take more than just hype to get gamers like myself on board. I can't wait to try it out at my nearest kiosk. Price will be a huge factor and Sonys ability to make a great first person experience (which I've yet to see)will be another one.
95% of people who have had a go with PSVR love it,its going to be a big hit but it might be a slow start until people try it and talk it up to their friends
those 95% of people did not have to buy it.
Dosn"t mean they wouldn"t buy if could
I HAVEN'T tried it, but I'm 100% buying it, day 1. Probably more than 1 (if there are any coop games).
I think PSVR will be a commercial failure. We haven't seen an accessory released since console gaming began that has been successful. Developer support is going to consist mainly of indie's since third parties aren't going to target a niche platform and ignore the larger console install base. It's difficult as it is to ignore competing platforms to make an exclusive. PSVR will not only be exclusive, it will also be a small segment of the exclusive consoles market. When you couple this with the price to play it will be difficult to sell the platform to anyone other than the hardcore fanbase. I think it's important for VR to start, but expecting it to be successful out of the gate is incredibly unrealistic. VR will be a success when it's included with the console from day one and also available on multiple platforms. Until then it will remain a niche product with little support from the industry. The fact we are within 5 months of the target launch without a launch date or price means Sony's marketing for the device is going to be limited. It's an uphill battle, but it does need to start somewhere.
The Wii Fit board was a HUGE commercial success.
The Wii balance board was bundled with Wii Fit for $89 which is $30 more than a typical game. I'm not sure PSVR is going to fall into the same category. Kinect on the 360 sold very well too with 24 million sold by 2013. That was a $149 accessory and probably a better comparison. It didn't get the support many wanted and turned into an expensive paper weight. Kinect 2 which was initially included with the Xbox One hasn't faired any better.
Kinect sold 24 Million...
Not to mention all those millions of plastic guitars for Guitar Hero and it's clones.
Will be a hit with the Sony hardcore but my bet is 90% of PS4 gamers won't bother.
That would still make it a 3-4 million seller at the moment.
So, 10% of the install base when it releases? That's actually huge. I think the point you tried to make, backfired.
Can't wait, PSVR will be ANOTHER awesome way to enjoy your PS4, I remote play off my PSTV at work almost everyday.
Pricing will be everything.
I also feel that 3rd party support will be key also. If the devs don't get on board and tweak the Playstation version of the games to include VR you'll just have a gimmick like alot of the Nintendo wii games that were cranked out for motion control and we're pretty bad
Third party support consist of tech demos look at Ubisoft game Eagle. Overall expect the VR on any system to be like Vita straight Indies. Please note I am in no way knocking Vita or Indies. Just giving my opinion.
Yup, if they don't undercut Occulus by quite a bit then we could be looking at another Move.
I think this is far to ambitious for this current gen and will be Sony's first misstep.
Failure Inevitable. Its just another over priced add-on. I don`t think hype is going to work with this one.
But your precious AR on Xbox One gonna kill competition, right? Like Xbox One signed death warrant to Ps4 with BC? Halo 5 gonna make PS4 look bad in sales? Hype can do alot of things, but with PS VR I believe hype is real. I gonna be one of the early adopters for sure.
Lol calm down, he said no such things. AR isn't even xbox related, chill man.
The problem im seeing is, which audience is VR targeting? if its the hard core, they will have problems because they will not sell as many, if its the casual then the pricing have to be right. VR in general is something people would want to experience and try a few times, but is that enough for them to purchase a expensive add on device? 3D is an example, everyone wants to experience but at the end of the day, "been there, done that". Another thing i see is that if people need to buy additional equipments to experience something, they tend to pass on it. Another example of this is 3D. In order to experience 3D at home, you have to have glasses, 3D capable bluray player, and a 3D compatible TV. If a casual person wants VR but they have to buy an expensive computer or a PS4, i think they will pass.
Kayoss i'm afraid you are falling into the trap so many naysayers fall into, 3D TV experience is so far away from VR that there really is no comparison, 3D TV didnt take off because the experience wasn't worth it, the impact VR has on people is leaps and bounds ahead of anything 3D TV can hope for.
Dude, again, VR is not 3D, stop typing, turn off the PC e go to try an Oculus Rift DK2 (or PSVR if you can)
I work at Facebook and we have oculus and I've tried it plenty of times. I love vr, but I'm a gamer. Do you honestly think casual will spend money to purchase something like this. I use 3d as an example because it's an experience similar to what vr is, an experience. I understand vr is leaps and bounds compare to 3d, but if people are not willing to invest in 3d glasses what make you think they will invest in vr?
As I said Kayoss, the 3D TV experience wasn't that good and wasn't worth it, VR is a different beast entirely
Judging by the people that have tried it. I'd say greatness is here in a few months.
Failure Inevitable. Its just will be a another over priced add-on. I don`t think hype is going to work with this one.
Sorry double post, not sure what happened
I feel vertigo just imagining playing Ace Combat on VR. Day one for me.
I've been told by a higher power I'm not allowed to spend anymore on gadget's but didn't say I couldn't sell something to get ps4 vr. So I'll be saying goodbye to my xbox one.
I'd sell mine, too, but Quantum Break and Crackdown. :( I have to.