Virtual Reality is coming

Odo

Well-Known Member
#1
Well, after Playstation press conference, we've got some nice news about PSVR. We might don't care about it, but I feel this is going to be big.

Sony and Microsoft are betting their teeth on this. What 3DS is for Nintendo, VR is going to be for them. Plus, after this E3 we can see that not only them but companies like EA, Capcom and Ubisoft are also invested.

I can't wait to see the gaming industry in 2017 with 3DS, NX, PS4, X1, PS4N, X1S, Scorpio, Scorpio VR, PSVR. The competition is going to be wild.

PSVR is coming out this year and its lineup is already remarkable including franchises like Star Wars, Batman and Final Fantasy:

Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Star Wars Battlefront X-Wing Mission
Batman: Arkham VR
Final Fantasy XV VR
Eagle Flight
Farpoint
 
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FriedShoes

MLG
Moderator
#2
1000$ entry point for Star Trek made me cringe.
I'm still not convinced it will be big, but they sure are trying. All the experience and special missions did not entice me.
 

Odo

Well-Known Member
#3
Nothing of it has convinced me, but the marketing and development effort is big. They really are trying to make VR a new branch of their business and I feel that people will end up buying it as soon as the library gets bigger.
 

FriedShoes

MLG
Moderator
#4
Its kinda like the real 3rd pillar, you got home, portable, and VR. I kinda dont want it to succeed because I fear it will change game design for the worse. It does have a lot of marketing power behind it from pretty much everyone, I think I'm just gonna have to accept it sooner or later.
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
#5
Steve2 very much wants the PS VR for Christmas.
I didn't follow the news too closely, but will it work with the existing PS4s or will it only be compatible with Neo?
 

Odo

Well-Known Member
#7
Steve2 very much wants the PS VR for Christmas.
I didn't follow the news too closely, but will it work with the existing PS4s or will it only be compatible with Neo?
Steve2's case may be the most common buyer case in my opinion. People who bought PS4 some time ago and has money to buy another console, just may buy PSVR to have a go.

Imagine if 30% of PS4's user base think this way. It's a nice figure.
 

Superfakerbros

ECE 2018
Moderator
#8
Steve2's case may be the most common buyer case in my opinion. People who bought PS4 some time ago and has money to buy another console, just may buy PSVR to have a go.

Imagine if 30% of PS4's user base think this way. It's a nice figure.
I somehow doubt that. The PSVR is even more expensive than the PS4. I'm sure some will buy it but it'll likely be a small percentage of the people that actually own PS4s. I mean, me personally, I'd definitely go for another cheaper console over VR
 

repomech

resident remnant robot relic
#9
Yes, but likely not all that well (the suspicion and rumours from many quarters for a while now have been that PS4 Neo is mainly about VR performance).

I didn't get the impression any of the software developers were particularly invested. They're testing the waters with tech-demo-ish, rushed through production, spin-off output.

Apparently Resident Evil 7 will be "fully VR compatible" (but not exclusive), whatever that means.

I can see VR being big one day, but not sure if that day is now (beyond a fad). Maybe. I could also see VR being driven by other uses first and foremost (skyping one-on-one and group meetings, virtual entertainment event attendance such as sports or concerts - and of course porn) with the games following in the wake. One day.
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
#10
Technically, I should rephrase that Steve2 wants it for Christmas, but he is going to wait to see what the reviews are and what the customers actually think.

If he hadn't bought the PS4 yet, it wouldn't be on his radar. To quote him, "Damn, that would be a lot of money to get the console and the VR and then games."
 

repomech

resident remnant robot relic
#12
I think VR can be successful in gaming, but it has to be its own thing. Stuff like Star Trek shows promise in the type of games VR can do.

I don't see VR making any strides in core gaming. Nearly all of core gaming's big titles are not compatible with VR.
This is a great point. Touch games suffered from the same issues at the outset before that design insight really took hold. The difference is smartphone gaming had all the time in the world to try and try again, since the hardware base wasn't going anywhere for reasons unrelated to gaming. By the time they start to figure out what works in VR, will the hardware base still be there? It wasn't for motion.
 

Odo

Well-Known Member
#13
I think VR can be successful in gaming, but it has to be its own thing. Stuff like Star Trek shows promise in the type of games VR can do.

I don't see VR making any strides in core gaming. Nearly all of core gaming's big titles are not compatible with VR.
I agree that it may become its own thing, but for me first person games is one of the genres that can be easily ported.

I think Resident Evil 7 is a good example of a major franchise ported to VR.
 

nerdman

pig's gotta fly
#14
I agree that it may become its own thing, but for me first person games is one of the genres that can be easily ported.

I think Resident Evil 7 is a good example of a major franchise ported to VR.
FPS in VR makes most people motion sick. Any game where you rotate the camera left or right is bad news for VR.

This video is about a solution to the problem, but it also explains the problem.


I'm skeptical what "fully playable" will entail for RE7.
 
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Odo

Well-Known Member
#18
Technically, I should rephrase that Steve2 wants it for Christmas, but he is going to wait to see what the reviews are and what the customers actually think.

If he hadn't bought the PS4 yet, it wouldn't be on his radar. To quote him, "Damn, that would be a lot of money to get the console and the VR and then games."
Can I ask what's Steve2 opinion so far? You're still picking up one by Christmas?
 

sjmartin79

White Phoenix of the Crown
#19
Can I ask what's Steve2 opinion so far? You're still picking up one by Christmas?
After hearing some early reviews and the space required to adequately play, etc., he has decided to hold off temporarily on PSVR. Still on the radar, but not nearly as excited for it at the moment.
 
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