‘The VR community is very collaborative.’
VR is a nascent industry- and it is already one that is currently having issues finding a foothold, what with none of the existing major VR product launches having performed quite as well as one would have hoped for. So it’s good to see that a spirit of collaboration exists between the major players in the VR industry.
Speaking to Gamasutra, Microsoft’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talked about how open both Sony and Microsoft have been with the development of their VR technologies and standards, calling Sony’s VR team ‘great.’
“The Sony guys have been great,” he said, “they’ve had our teams down, we’ve had them up to look at HoloLens and stuff that’s been going on. Obviously Valve’s about a stone’s throw from here. So the VR community itself is actually very collaborative because I think everybody realizes how early we are in the evolution of what this thing is about.”
Hopefully, that’s how it turns out in the end- VR’s only shot at success is in being an open ecosystem that creators and consumers can tinker with alike. Having collaboration between the major players would certainly be one way of accomplishing that goal.