The Xbox company reportedly had big plans for Xbox VR but has since put those plans on ice.
Of course they did, but why take any risk themselves when they can let others do the heavy lifting for them and "jump in" if it catches on?
Yup. The Microsoft MO. Watch others make a way, then jump in and tell others they were there all the time. Then try and own it and monopolize it. Think this article will get scrapped like the other one though because there isn't any verifiable proof they were making one and backed out. If the CNET one was failed, this gamespot one that uses CNET will probably fail too. Good news though is that gamers still have a great console vr hmd to turn to with games like torn and firewall just coming out with Zoe Mars and creed just around the corner in September.
Or VR isn't MS focus at the end of the day.They need trust back when it comes to delivering AAA games. After coming from a failure that is Kinect they can't afford to jump on the VR train and further their AAA issues. IMO VR should not be a thing until 1st party is lock down then they can venture out and do VR.
Should be some kind of focus Angel. It's not like they are doing anything else with themselves. And, it's not like they don't have franchises under their belt to have in VR. My list of games they could have had in vr Halo 1 Master chief collection version in vr with 2 player campaign co-op and online play Gears of War ultimate edition vr minus the roll ability and tweaked speed Minecraft vr not like the Hololens one is coming anytime soon Flight Simulator vr. yes. bring it back. Or... Crimson Skies vr without the roll Kinect spor....er...Xbox vr sports Links vr. how come there isn't a good vr golf game on any hmd. ridiculous Viva Pinata vr. yeah it would look that good Blinx or Conker vr Microsoft Train Simulator vr. yes. trains are fun. 1 vs 100. That's your social game right there. Forza 4 or 5 in vr. 6? forget it Dance central. Now, you're really on the dance floor Kinect...um...Xbox Adventures without the feet used And I'm not even warmed up. And that's not counting the 3rd party games they could have had like Super hot,Dirt Rally,Batman, Battle zone, job simulator, Arizona Sunshine, Sports bar 2.0, Mortal Blitz, Archangel, I Expect you to die, Raw Data,Megaton Rainfall, Dream match tennis,Pinball FX vr, Skyrim, Chess ultra, Ultra wings,etc,etc. And, not counting any new stuff they would have had like Creed, Zoe Mars, Evasion, Torn, The Persistence,etc to play in-between waiting for their in-house games to catch up. Instead, they gave up and came up with an excuse that they are waiting for wireless which is years down the road. Basically next Gen is what they are saying. They could have come out swinging instead of throwing in the towel. Remember, this company has more money than Sony and Nintendo combined. Yet, produces less content for their Xbox Division. It's shameful. If an Ex-Xbox fan who still owns the original console until RROD showed up and the DRM fiasco can come up with this stuff. I know they can come up with this stuff unless they're nothing but suits and not real gamers at the top.
Bruh, Firewall is awesome. Played for a couple hours last night and it is great. If you like team based shooters and have the Aim Controller I highly recommend it.
"Remember, this company has more money than Sony and Nintendo combined. Yet, produces less content for their Xbox Division. It's shameful." Because MS failed to produce more. They shunned their 1st party for some Sports/Kinect/casual box for the past 7 years with various non gaming suits shaping the Xbox into an image nobody wanted besides casuals and kids. Their focus was on other things other than producing what gamers really want. MS could of easily jumped on the VR bandwagon but in reality how would that look? I can see the headlines now "MS abandoned Kinect and pursuing VR, where are your AAA games MS?" In a alternate universe your narrative would be a far cry from what you're sayin now. "MS needs AAA first party games not VR!" Fable VR or a new ip that's only VR MS would get ripped into shreds. So i disagree because not only will the narrative be allot different MS can't afford not to do anything other than focus on AAA games. I don't mean 1 or 2 games I'm talkin about consistency like Sony then they can do VR safely. Because right now its not safe.
@jinger Did they fix the lag in response time? The game looked cool. Saw a dev vid. When the guy moved there was some lag time In the movement
That was very smart of them if you ask me. lol I bet you didn't buy a psvr right?
Umm I hate to break it to you, but sony are the copiers, not microsoft. Dualshock controller was stolen from a pc company design, playstation network copied off of xbox live and dreamcast, trophies are copied off of acheivements, the move was copied off of the wii and the eyetoy was a copy of the kinect. Sony definitely has exclusives out the ass, but that's all they have. You can like whatever system you want, but I just cannot stand the sony bias at this site anymore.
I'm not going to disagree with everything you said but the Eye Toy does predate the Kinect by a huge gap
Gotcha monkey, missed one there. But most of the others are completely true. Everyone copies a good idea.
Pretty much sums up a lot tbh in my opinion!
Vr is honestly a game changer I love mine however it's not somthing you would play daily because sometimes you're just exhausted and want a regular flat screen sesh but when done right like re7 it can't be touched in terms of immersion. I think what held Ms back was the base xbox one I could see that struggling with graphics but the one x would be incredible with vr
i was excited for hololens. but now that they decided they do not want to serve the mass market with it i gave up on the idea if buying a xoxbox for it. *shrugs* i got the vive and psvr, i am basically not in need of another company with the same product. they better quit gaming completely and focus on their main income: sports and tv licences. everybody would be better off.
Reason for hololens not being made for the home user is purely down to price. Can you imagine buying one for $5000?
As others have said this is just how they do business. No passion in their product they simply take what other companies have done and make they're own tweaks to the product and release they're own version. Which thus far the half assed nature of these attempts has been very obvious and it no doubt would have been for vr as well.
Well, even if so, MS isn't missing out any explosive new market or anything either. VR is fading off like a fart in the wind.
Keep telling yourself that. Required at some of the biggest hospitals in California https://uploadvr.com/chla-v... Degree in vr https://www.google.com/amp/... Training employees https://www.google.com/amp/... Vr arcades are springing up everywhere https://www.google.com/amp/... Real estate https://www.google.com/amp/... I could go on and on with kids learning in class, ptsd soldiers getting medical help in vr, video games, entertainment, blah blah blah. The future is staring you right in the face. But keep telling yourself that it's fading.
Those examples are absolutely meaningless. For VR to have a future in the gaming industry it needs to reach mainstream territory otherwise all the companies involved with the tech won't make a profit. Profit is the only thing that will guarantee that in 10 years there will be VR device for you to play your games. What are the games that will help VR reach mainstream territory? Where are they? Where are the games that have 5, 8 or 10 million people saying " I need to buy VR device X to play them"? Where are the VR BotWs, CoDs, GOWs or Uncharteds? Who are the publishers that are going to put their money on the line when VR devices are selling like crap and those kinds of games need to sell millions of copies just to break even. VR arcades? Hospitals? Those things mean nothing to these companies. All they care about is money and if VR doesn't provide them the money the it will not have a future in the gaming industry.
VR won't be mainstream until everyone is using if for virtual store fronts.
Uh, no its not.
Firewall Zero Hour changed my life. I'm just going to leave that here.
It is fantastic. Really enjoying it. And I was surprised just how many people were actually using mics. If you like squad based shooters and have the Aim Controller then I highly recommend it.
Yeah. I've seen it. The second and third year vr games are coming out and embarrassing the naysayers. Firewall and games like it in the future are going to change the perception of vr. Playing any fps on a flat screen will start to seem limited and ancient like the atari. Most of these gamers just don't know it yet.
@apocalypse I can't wait for the gen 2 PSVR
TBH VR is amazing. Some say its a gimmick but i have been enjoying my PSVR so much. If you have yet to try it u need to. Even if u bash it and dont want to its a diff world to throw on that headset and be in a diff world
I'm sure that it is, and eventually I will most likely get one, but it's still not accepted mainstream yet, because it's still seen as a gimmick and it kinda is. So until it gets to the point where majority of gamers are supporting it, it's still a niche market.
So glad they dropped VR.
Man you would be glad if Micro dropped you off a cliff on your head. Why would you not want more options for gaming is a mystery to me but maybe it's because it's just not on your system of choice. It is sheeple like you that will make this company continue in it's current state. Mislead and flat out lie to their consumers. Feed their consumers a line of bull the entire generation then rinse and repeat. You guys/gals in that camp seem to eat it up.. Phil Spencer got promoted because he was able to sell you guys/gals hopes and dreams with empty promises and out right false PR statements for pretty much an entire gen. Bet if XBOX was rocking VR though YOU specifically would be one on a soap box screaming why it's the best ever because xbox... lol What happened to all that talk of HIGH FIDELITY VR with FALLOUT etc.... More fluff that some of you ate up... Come on XBOX crowd some of you actually have to see the trend by now oh that's right a lot have just look at the numbers..
Microsoft is just smart to know a good investment. This is how they got to the top of the mountain while Sony continues to sit at the bottom. I mean even while they are selling 80+ million PS4 systems it has done nothing to move them up as a company. They are still the same as they where at the start of the gen. . PSVR is a fail and everybody knows it and this is why nobody cares about VR anymore. What happened to all those amazing VR games? Not 1 AAA title from 1st party just shows they gave up on it early and still lied over and over to the consumers to sell the stock anyway. /SMH Just look at the numbers? I am looking at the numbers and the say $753 Billion net worth for Microsoft. The numbers for Xbox One X says 4K / 60 FPS and the numbers for Game Pass says 185 games for $9.99. I have not bought a game in months and have too much to play. I can go home everyday and play a brand new game if I wanted to. New Gold games coming and new Game Pass games coming in a couple days. Its almost hard to believe at times. Take notes on how the big boys do things and learn from it. https://www.theverge.com/20... #THEHATEISSTRONG
One company does 3D. Another company copies it. One company does motion controller. Another one copies it. One company does VR. Another company says...wait a minute. VR is not taking off. Let's not make the same mistake we made with Kinect.
And put it back on the shelf before they got their asses handed yet again, smart move...
So how are those sony stock options? I'm guessing that's what it is to hate xbox so much.
Lol, I'm still jaded over the Kinect I was forced to buy for no good reason...
Main reason is because VR is still a niche market, it wasn't ready yet. Granted everyone says it's awesome and I believe them, but not many people are buying VR, it's just still too expensive for a peripheral.
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