GameStop CEO Paul Raines on tax season, the outlook for sales and virtual reality.
So its gonna release between September and December eh? Hopefully GT Sports is a Launch Title.
That would be insane. GT Sports, No Mans Sky and Ace Combat at launch? I'd pimp myself out to get all that day one.
I can see No Man's Sky and GT Sports being a Launch Titles but i highly doubt Ace Combat 7 will come this year. Also hopefully Detroit have VR Support. That would be crazy.
No DarkOcelet don't say that I need Ace Combat in my life and this year
@ShadowKnight I want Ace Combat in my life too but with the Plethora of games releasing this year. I dont mind waiting for it :)
@DarkOcelet: If Ace Combat skips 2016 there is no way Detroit releases this year. GT Sports on the other hand is gonna be a monster this year. I think the 2016 release has more or less been confirmed. I want them to surprise me and announce a new WipEout with VR.. I can imagine how insane that might look. That would make me buy it day ONE! One of my most beloved series of all time!
@abzdiine I never said Detroit will release in 2016. All i am saying it would be awesome for it to have VR Support, that is all.
Not hyped at all for No Mans Sky. And I'm not hyped for GT Sports if it's anything like Prologue. As for VR itself I need to test it with a full fledged game a year or two from now and not some sorry intro game because if try it now I'm sure I'll write it off completely because right now it is just simulating a wider viewer angle than my tv, but I still have to use the right analog stick to move the camera further
I guess we'll know for sure at E3. I'm willing to bet Sony rolls out the full red carpet for PSVR and will probably start taking pre-orders in June.
Ahh gutted if true, but deep down i kinda knew this was the case, we are so close to the supposed Q2 release date and we still have no details regarding price and pre-orders. Ah well, i still have my DK2 for my VR needs, here's hoping Oculus dont cut support for it when the CV1 releases.
Well Sony said that NMS will launch this year around June ... and to me it´s currently the only title with "gimmie all your VR jazz* over me" written on it. So... They have not shown anything (games) nor talked about the endprice/product. Based on this, i can definitely see them postponing the VR AND NMS (once more ...) to fall of this year. They´re not gonna allow the PC folks to play NMS with their OCrifts before the PS4 ppl. To launch anything within the next few months (incl. post e3 "Effect") ... you need to start talking about it (no big fancy articles, psblog few words about current status is enough, for noe) ... yet they haven´t done that, no hype, no games, no nothing ... START TALKING ABOUT IT! Sony ... dont wait ´til the e3. How long will the PC of Sony be at this years e3? if they wanna talk about PSVR (their goals, games etc) and still have room for non PSVR PS4 games, PS3, vita etc...?! 4h long Sony e3-2016 PC incoming confirmed? :) They definitely need to announce a dedicated PSVR Event prior (if they wanna launch it before) the e3 or after (if the plan on launch it Q3Q4 of this year like the Gamespot CEO has said. with courtesy of Zhuge https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
So annoyed with how he pronounced Naruto... and I don't even watch/read it. Edit: tax refund? What is this thing you speak of?
"The virtual reality revolution" Fox news...lawl
It's a good thing. The launch lineup will be dramatically improved. Gran Turismo Sport No Man's Sky Rigs London Heist Eve Valkyrie Robinson The Journey The Assembly Dreams Driveclub VR, SFV, Tekken 7, Project Cars, Ark, FF 14, Until Dawn RoB, Eagle Flight, Battlezone, Adrift, Get Even. The launch is going to be impressive.
I used my tax money to build a new PC LOL
As did I. I5 4460 and asus strix gtx 970. Masterrace ftw!
masterrace... but cant even afford minimun requirements.
You realize the minimum is an fx6300 and r7 260x, right? Learn to read.
@SirCharles The minimum is infact a GTX970 for VR. https://www.oculus.com/en-u... I have two of those Strix 970 cards in SLI overclocked, unfortunately VR is yet to support SLI, so down to one card for VR. Playing a non-vr game, the card is simply amazing, however, VR struggles big time as the card just cant hack it, expect to play alot of VR games at thier lowest graphical settings. I have just ordered a Strix 980ti, which should at least be able to push medium settings.
@snipercontrol Apologies, I appear to be incredibly confused, thought I was responding to a Quantum Break article. My bad.
No worries fella, QB seems to have alot of people riled up at the moment, lol.
SirCharles said: You realize the minimum is an fx6300 and r7 260x, right? For what? Playing Solitaire in 4K? You need a lot more horse power for VR (2x 1200x1080) at 90fps or higher ... if you still wanna have some fancy graphics.
@Zoombael apparently you cant either console welfie lmao
I guarantee , v.r will be big.
in sales....for the real vr experience its pc bro
Fall? FALL?!?!? WHAT HAPPENED TO Q2?!?!?
I guess they want to release a hot new product during the holidays. -shrugs- No idea why they want to do that.
I get that. I just want PSVR yesterday. Come on!
Holiday is great and all but isn't everyone else launching in a month or two? I'm not sure its wise to launch six months after everyone else. If others have great launches you've allowed them to become the standard. Afterwards you have to re-blow people's minds. That will be hard unless you have something better than they have. Right now Sony will be behind in software and most of their big guns are either on the other devices or have a better counterpart on PC. I love Ace Combat, but PC has better flight simulators. GT might be nice, PC has several racing series better than what's on consoles. It would be a blow to PSVR to not launch in the same month.
They need word to mouth and people trying it at friends house before the Holidays so I think that Q2 was a wiser choice, BUT I think the problem was the softwares. Games are getting push back all the time. Imagine in a new VR form. If they don't have enough games for lunch, Sony will wait.
I know how you feel. If this is all true, then I'll try and think of it like a game delay. They have only one chance to launch and they must do it right. So I'll wait if I have to, but I'm pretty upset. I thought Q2 also. I had money put aside to buy everything I could get for PSVR. :-(
Same here. I was so ready. But I agree. This has to be done right. That includes a strong launch lineup.
More important to have a tremendous launch with polished games.
They just recently said it would be released by June, didn't they?
@dcbronco "Right now Sony will be behind in software and most of their big guns are either on the other devices or have a better counterpart on PC" Have you actually looked at Sony's exclusive lineup for PSVR? It is a much better lineup than you are giving it credit for...Crytek is doing The Journey exclusively for PS if I'm not mistaken, which is one of the biggest VR titles going at the moment...Ace Combat, The Heist, GT, Golem, Psychonats, Rez, if NMS goes VR I pretty sure it'll be exclusive to PSVR, etc...Sony seems to have as much if not more exclusive support than their PC counterparts at this point. They did just fine in the end launching after 360 last gen solely because they supported their system w/ exclusives better than any competitor..pretty sure that will happen again w/ PSVR. It'll be the most affordable & attainable VR experience for the masses...may not have access to porn like their competitors, but for anyone interested in diving into VR w/o breaking the bank to do so, PSVR will be hands down the best option w/ absolutely no real competition. As far as sales go, I'd personally put down good money that PSVR will sell more units than any competitor easily. Either way it's pretty telling that the only people on N4G concerned about VR are either people who have never tried it or people who have suspiciously never had anything but criticism towards any Sony game or product on every other article. 2016 is the year that VR finally hits the masses & I'd guarantee that Sony will be the leader in sales & worthwhile exclusive games...the competitors will have a wider functionality (mainly just porn) but if Sony is able to use their other media branches like their film division to put out the first VR film content, they are poised to potentially revolutionize more than gaming. People comparing to 3d are pretty off base, but if we are going to make those comparisons, Avatar was one of the highest grossing films ever made, and that wasn't down to Spielberg or the film itself, it was down to the revolutionary use of the newest version of 3D...the difference is people have seen some form of 3d for nearly a century, but VR is in it's relative infancy as a brand new never before experienced medium.
Good idea PlayStation VR will be a hot Christmas item then
Still not on the V.R. train...
Yep man, same here. It's a gimmick. 3D tv was suppose to be the next best thing and alot of TV manufactures are getting away from it in their 2016 models. This whole VR and Augmented Realty stuff is cool and all, but I just don't see the masses throwing a lot of money to wear a head piece and game.
It's not a gimmick, but I will say the same thing I'm saying to everyone. It's not mainstream ready, at all. That's what Sony doesn't understand and the people on this website do not understand. Oculus definitely knows that, especially with that pre-order price.
and im still not on the still-not-on-the-VR-train. and i will never be.
Same, PSVR is just another gimmick. Wish they put all that money into new games/IPs.
Says you. I tried 3d from start and felt bad and gimmick. Then I tried PSVR and Oclus VR and became a believer
They are. Did you see e3 2015 , my friend? Horizon Dreams TLG Shadow of the Beast Detroit Rime, Tomorrow Children, WiLD, Killstrain, Edith Finch. Look at 2016 alone. There are so many games coming.
i'm getting it day one. the lawnmower man is real
I swear sony said just last month it was still on track for release in q2...
Lol...on track to release Buuuuuuut....we will release it Q4.
Damn. I wanted it ASAP. But, they only have ONE chance to get it right, as first impressions last a long time. So as with the delay of many games.. just take your time and get it right... then release it. I can wait a bit longer.
Ima go to Mars one day.
LOL. Sad. VR WILL be the sh**, when its the kind of thing where you turn on your console, sit back with your controller on your couch and your whole living room looks like the holodeck from Stark Trek TNG. Yup! Hands down. We would have entered a new frontier of gaming and entertainment and who knows what else. Until then... I like my money where it is, in the bank and I if I did decide to spend upwards of $600 it would be in buying games not gimmicks. (walks away stumbling over nintendo vr and 3d glasses)
Yawn try harder..
i didnt know gamestop decided Sonys release dates lol
When Sony releases playstation this year they want to do so with a mountain of PS4's to back it. Thats just what will happen, it will release with ample titles and close to 60mil consoles in the wild.
ohhhh sony's gonna be pissed at him
Too bad my tax preparer stole 2K from me. Already reported him to the IRS but that was my 4K tv money
..... So will Sony release it is this year before I'm 20 or when I turn 21 next year? I need to know, Sony. It could be between getting PSVR or buying textbooks for a class. I only have so much money.
I lost bubbles for saying it would be released in fall and so here we are with a little bit of evidence. I would like my bubbles back please
Vr im sorry to say will be an overpriced failure. A causal gamer experience with hardcore gamer prices will be its nail in the coffin. And I want it to do well but odds stacked against it.
I.e. Psx, ps eye, ps tv, psp vita and I'm a ps4 hardcore fan.
No Sony. Don't give the competition that much of an head start. Look what happened when you gave Microsoft the same with Xbox 360?
Mm so it maybe coming probably Sept this years, so E3 confirmation I guess, a shame I was hoping to hear about a price drop or maybe redesign for the Ps4 with a Tera and 5 gig Wifi support. Meh Oh well. I have to say Ill never understand why people want to wear a helmet on their head just so the screen can be 6" from their face, I hate having head phones on while I game let alone a helmet. Ill wait and see on this one and if PsVR takes off well then great but I have a feeling that the tech will still be far to expensive to go main stream.
Actually it kind of makes sense to release it in the fall. From today to June, doesn't PS4 have some interesting games coming out like Uncharted 4 and Ratchet and Clank?
I'd imagine, when he said "Naruto", the people at the studio were like "WTH is a 'Naa-roo-toe'?", LOL. And unfortunately for me, my tax money has to go back into repaying my existing investment options (had to borrow from them last year).
Tax checks? If you are getting a check you are doing it wrong.
This is more like it. http://www.gameinformer.com...
So much for a first half year release.. Oh well, I guess it gives me time to save up from buying a Rift in April.
For those that clicked disagree, please let me know how much of your money I can borrow at zero percent interest for a year. I will cut you a nice 'refund check' in April.
VR is DOA. it will never catch on and is a gimmick worse than motion controls
There are many that are skeptical to VR. With many misconceptions on how VR actually work. The classic is comparing it to 3D movies. Reading on commenting sections and on sites like reddit. Is that once people who were skeptical tried it. They understood what and how it works. And walked out a VR believer.