I was excited about VR for gaming. I thought we were very likely on the precipice of a major change in the way people play games. But, the tech just isn't there yet.
People seem to either be incredibly pessimistic or incredibly optimistic about the tech. There doesn't seem to be very much in between.
I personally wouldn't say the tech isn't there yet. But people have different expectations. I know some people won't be satisfied (or at least they claim) until VR is basically holodeck.
I think what's currently there is awesome, but it's obvious there's incredible room for growth.
Then there's the practical limitations, such as the need for significant space to play many games. I'm no longer convinced that VR is the future for gaming, and anything more than a niche way. I hope that's wrong, but that's what it's looking like to me.
The thing that makes me very optimistic is that there are a lot of companies that are working on solutions to problems in VR. Some companies literally exist only to work on VR.
Oculus is a multibillion dollar company that exists only for VR.
Infinadeck is seeking to fix the problem with the space issue.