The tech itself is impressive.
Virtual Reality technology is supported by a lot of developers out there, mainly due to the increased level of immersion it can provide. It also has been revealed that it’s the tech that most gamers desire for next gen.
“You don’t see people saying ‘Wow, all my life I’ve always wanted to play a social mobile casual streaming game with microtransactions,'” Oculus Rift CEO, Palmer Luckey told VG247. “We do think that this is the next generation of gaming.
“Right from the very beginning of 3D games one of the goals has been to make a virtual reality, to make you feel like you’re actually present in the world. That’s really what first-person games are meant to do. I think that virtual reality – it’s very clear that people want this. They see it and they say ‘This is something I want; I want to be in these worlds’.
“There’re other potential paths to next generation gaming, like people say ‘Mobile is the next generation,’ or touch or social – but you don’t see people saying ‘Wow, all my life I’ve always wanted to play a social mobile casual streaming game with microtransactions.’ But what they do say is, ‘I want to play a game in virtual reality’. And that’s why I think this is getting so much traction, and why it will really be a next generation gaming device.”
Meanwhile, we also interviewed Palmer Luckey, and he had a lot of interesting things to say to us. You can check that out here.
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