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Do You Own a VR Device?

Yes, and it's awesome 168 13.05%
 
Yes, it's alright 84 6.53%
 
Yes, but I regret it 43 3.34%
 
No, but I really want one 143 11.11%
 
No, but I'm considering it 243 18.88%
 
No, not interested at all 606 47.09%
 
Total:1,287
ARamdomGamer said:
No and I won't divulge if I want one or not.

WHEN ARE YOU GETTING IT? WHY AREN'T YOU GETTING IT? 

LIKE VR, DAMN IT!!!!



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Pemalite said:
Although many disagreed at the time... It was merely just a fad/gimmick that came and passed just like 3D.

And this is still something I'll disagree with you on.  

Pemalite said:
Many VR focused companies have shut up shop, VR games seem to have dwindled... Overall it feels like it's in decline.

I only know of a couple.  
I also know of many that have reaffirmed their position on VR.  

Facebook stated that they were still planning to get 1 billion VR users, just a few weeks ago.  

Valve is making 3 games for it. 

Todd Howard believes that it'll take off by the third gen, and that we are currently in the first gen.  

 

VR is doing better than I expected it to, and I think in the next 10 years we'll see the medium explode.  

 

I also disagree strongly on VR games dwindling.  Sony is only just now releasing a few big games - Astro Bot (which people have been comparing to Super Mario 64), Deracine, London Heist. 

Borderlands 2 was just announced today for PSVR.  Valve still hasn't shown their 3 VR games.  Bethesda is still supporting VR, the way they have.  Oculus looks to be releasing their largest titles yet.  



the-pi-guy said:
Pemalite said:
Although many disagreed at the time... It was merely just a fad/gimmick that came and passed just like 3D.

And this is still something I'll disagree with you on.  

Pemalite said:
Many VR focused companies have shut up shop, VR games seem to have dwindled... Overall it feels like it's in decline.

I only know of a couple.  
I also know of many that have reaffirmed their position on VR.  Do You Own a VR Device?

Facebook stated that they were still planning to get 1 billion VR users, just a few weeks ago.  

Valve is making 3 games for it. 

Todd Howard believes that it'll take off by the third gen, and that we are currently in the first gen.  

 

VR is doing better than I expected it to, and I think in the next 10 years we'll see the medium explode.  

 

I also disagree strongly on VR games dwindling.  Sony is only just now releasing a few big games - Astro Bot (which people have been comparing to Super Mario 64), Deracine, London Heist. 

Borderlands 2 was just announced today for PSVR.  Valve still hasn't shown their 3 VR games.  Bethesda is still supporting VR, the way they have.  Oculus looks to be releasing their largest titles yet.  

And yet, somehow the VR industry keeps missing projections by large margins. Remember, it was projected to be have $162 Billion in revenue by 2020. Last year they reevaluated and projected it to reach just 51 Billion in revenue by 2020. That's not good.

How can we possible be "in the first gen" when they've been making home VR headsets since the 90's and there's been multiple iterations of VR headsets from Sony, HTC, and Oculus? Is it one of those things where we say "its still first gen" as an excuse for it's mediocre performance? Will it be "first gen" for the next 30 years or something?

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potato_hamster said:

1.)And yet, somehow the VR industry keeps missing projections by large margins. Remember, it was projected to be have $162 Billion in revenue by 2020. Last year they reevaluated and projected it to reach just 51 Billion in revenue by 2020. That's not good.

2.) How can we possible be "in the first gen" when they've been making home VR headsets since the 90's and there's been multiple iterations of VR headsets from Sony, HTC, and Oculus? Is it one of those things where we say "its still first gen" as an excuse for it's mediocre performance? Will it be "first gen" for the next 30 years or something?

1.)

People keep getting shocked that an expensive medium with few reasons to own it, isn't selling well.  Oculus Rift costs $400, not to mention the hardware to run it.  Vive is still $500.  

PSVR is $500 to get everything and the most mainstream thing on it is a game from 7 years ago.  

2.) Todd Howard's words not mine.  I'm not going to play the semantics game of "we have had VR for decades and it never succeeded, and it won't now."  



the-pi-guy said:
potato_hamster said:

1.)And yet, somehow the VR industry keeps missing projections by large margins. Remember, it was projected to be have $162 Billion in revenue by 2020. Last year they reevaluated and projected it to reach just 51 Billion in revenue by 2020. That's not good.

2.) How can we possible be "in the first gen" when they've been making home VR headsets since the 90's and there's been multiple iterations of VR headsets from Sony, HTC, and Oculus? Is it one of those things where we say "its still first gen" as an excuse for it's mediocre performance? Will it be "first gen" for the next 30 years or something?

1.)

People keep getting shocked that an expensive medium with few reasons to own it, isn't selling well.  Oculus Rift costs $400, not to mention the hardware to run it.  Vive is still $500.  

PSVR is $500 to get everything and the most mainstream thing on it is a game from 7 years ago.  

2.) Todd Howard's words not mine.  I'm not going to play the semantics game of "we have had VR for decades and it never succeeded, and it won't now."  

1) Price is one of the main reasons why VR "isn't there yet". How come you didn't mention the Oculus Go? People are literally arguing it's a better experience than PSVR and it's a standalone unit that costs $200. It came out of the gate decently selling about 200K units in the first month, but sales appeared to have declined steadily every single month since.Industry-wide, sales from January to July were down 30% year on year. This is an industry that's on the verge of mass appeal?

I mean, It's pretty common to bring up iPhone/Smartphones as a parallel, but I don't ever remember iPhone or smartphone sales dropping 30% year over year.... do you?

2) I don't care if it's Howard's words or yours. If you're quoting him positively as you did, you stand by what he's saying. If you're not willing to stand by an argument you're making, why make it?


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1.) You'll notice that I said in the next 10 years. If you call that on the verge of mass appeal, then whatever.
I'm a pessimist and I'm sure it'll be dropped and forgotten, but I'm hopeful because I think VR is awesome.

So please continue knocking the little of optimism I have for the medium.

2.) The argument I was making was that people are optimistic about VR, not that VR was in it's first gen.



the-pi-guy said:
1.) You'll notice that I said in the next 10 years. If you call that on the verge of mass appeal, then whatever.
I'm a pessimist and I'm sure it'll be dropped and forgotten, but I'm hopeful because I think VR is awesome.

So please continue knocking the little of optimism I have for the medium.

2.) The argument I was making was that people are optimistic about VR, not that VR was in it's first gen.

Yeah, I'd say if you think "We'll see the medium explode within the next 10 years" that you think it's on the verge of mass appeal. But I'll admit that's just semantics.

2) Todd Howard is investing in VR. He has skin in the game. Do you think if he said "VR sales are starting to dry up, and I don't know if any of our VR titles will hit the market if this continues" it would lead to the uptick in the VR industry he wants? "Third generation" is such a nebulous, meaningless term. Why even bring it up?


Here, let me put you an example "The cerebral implant gaming market should really hit its stride by the fourth generation". It's practically gibberish it's so meaningless.



the-pi-guy said:
Pemalite said:
Although many disagreed at the time... It was merely just a fad/gimmick that came and passed just like 3D.

And this is still something I'll disagree with you on.  

You are more than entitled to do so.

the-pi-guy said:

Facebook stated that they were still planning to get 1 billion VR users, just a few weeks ago. 

Companies say allot of things. Not always does it work out.
I mean... How many companies clinged to 3D citing at as the next best thing since sliced bread?



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it look nice, but it doesnt appeal much for me right now.



Nope, not interested.