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Do you expect to play an online game in the next 10 years using VR hardware (head mounted display)?

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  • AwDiddumsAwDiddums Member UncommonPosts: 416
    I'm in the Yes Absolutely camp.

    If the telecoms industry had taken the same attitude as the nay sayers, we would still be carrying a briefcase around for our Mobile phone.
    I do not want to believe that my monitor is it for the rest of my life, that this is the only way I will ever be able to enjoy my games, I want there to be further advancements within the VR and AR fields that will enable me to jump into my games.
    The early 90's saw the first faltering steps into VR, it got panned, but now those fed up players who had the drive to try and reignite VR have been able to light a fire under larger companies to follow suit, that can only be a good thing, because something amazing will eventually be created that will really do as it's advertised.
  • laxielaxie Member RarePosts: 1,041
    I think we will definitely see VR "parks" soon, where a company creates a huge space in the physical world and then lets you run around with VR in a digital representation. (Some are already in the making)

    It is then not too far fetched to enable people from different parks play together and see each other virtually, while being thousands of miles apart. That could be a borderline definition of a MMO?

    When it comes to playing from home, it does not really add up yet. Unless you can freely run around an environment, VR will only be good at situations where you are sitting ingame (racing, flying). There have been multiple gimmicks over the past years "simulating" movement while being in a stationary machine, but none were really impressive.
  • AwDiddumsAwDiddums Member UncommonPosts: 416
    No. I don't even like wearing 3 D classes at the cinema so these giant bug eyed goggles for VR are right out. These devices in their current state put me in mind of the 80s movie Brainstorm about the creation of a device that allows wearers to experience the memories and actions of others. At first they had a giant installation, then got the device down to an large unwieldy and surely unconformable helmet, and in the final stage finally down to a sleek and comfortable headset sized device. I'm seeing current VR tech as still being in the aforementioned second stage.



    And what was it used for in the film by one of the guys? PORN and it nearly killed him putting it on loop, as did the heart attack sequence later on in the film, though I really can't remember Walken having to wear anything when he dialled in from that payphone, though it has been quite a few years seen I've seen it.
  • SunscourSunscour Member UncommonPosts: 186
    I love the idea, but sadly, this kinda stuff makes me puke....

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  • MisterZebubMisterZebub Member LegendaryPosts: 3,572
    AwDiddums said:
    No. I don't even like wearing 3 D classes at the cinema so these giant bug eyed goggles for VR are right out. These devices in their current state put me in mind of the 80s movie Brainstorm about the creation of a device that allows wearers to experience the memories and actions of others. At first they had a giant installation, then got the device down to an large unwieldy and surely unconformable helmet, and in the final stage finally down to a sleek and comfortable headset sized device. I'm seeing current VR tech as still being in the aforementioned second stage.



    And what was it used for in the film by one of the guys? PORN and it nearly killed him putting it on loop, as did the heart attack sequence later on in the film, though I really can't remember Walken having to wear anything when he dialled in from that payphone, though it has been quite a few years seen I've seen it.
    Yeah pretty much. Walken had one of the new slimline headsets with the computer equipment in a briefcase if I remember correctly. Brainstorm and Altered States got a lot of viewing at our dorm in the 80s.

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  • d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,878
    edited September 2015
    I'm pretty sure it's going to happen. There will be VR games and porn. But I'm just not that into it. It's like another step toward making the Matrix a reality. I will just stay with my computer or a console as long as that's an option. Otherwise, books, as long as they are still around.

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  • Agent_JosephAgent_Joseph Member UncommonPosts: 1,323
    for sure ,  absolutely No! 

    only EVE is real MMO...but I am impressive with TSW

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread Member RarePosts: 6,802
    In ten years I'll be sipping margaritas made by my robot while my other robot programs my third robot to consider the meaning of life so that I can have interesting conversations while I sip my margarita.
  • HatefullHatefull Member EpicPosts: 2,117
    waynejr2 said:
    lugal said:
    Headsets are not the solution  or the future fo VR, they are only a step in the right direction. Many gamers, like me, do not want  wear something that wlll cause headaches or/and illlness.
    We will see.

    And neck issues.  Like forward head posture.
    The military already solved this issue.  Some of the NVG's (Night Vision Goggles) are quite heavy and unbalanced causing  the wearers helmet to fall forward on the face.  Even in the newer generation of helmet caused severe neck strain so balance was the solution.  Lots of Marines I know mounted a magazine pouch to the rear of the helmet and then would insert a loaded magazine in the pouch (5.56mm) and that would balance out the load nicely, and some models of NVG actually mount the battery pack on the rear of the helmet.  So this particular issue is well solved, by a couple very simple common sense fixes.

    I voted absolutely however, I am speaking to games being available.  I think that will happen in the next couple years, I am of the opinion in ten years they will be a lot closer to perfecting the technology (in as much as technology is ever perfected) and it will most likely be a simple pair of glasses.  Which I realize a version of this exists already but I am hoping that the unpleasant side affects will be gone.

    I think the future, or one part of the future of gaming will be VR, and I hope one side affect of that is causing gamer's to get out of their seats and move around a bit.  Exercise, I see far to many unhealthy people in this hobby.  So a little exercise would be a good thing.  imo, ofc.

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  • psiicpsiic Member RarePosts: 1,612
    I am truly worried about the VR technology I do not feel there is nearly enough long term testing to quantify the long term health risks. You are essentially strapping an electronic device to your head for extended periods, the eye and brain damage risks are astronomical. I wont even hold a cell phone to my head because of the health risks, and they are building this technology to be worn 4-6 hours knowing some people will abuse it for 12, 14, 16 hours at a time?

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread Member RarePosts: 6,802
    psiic said:
    I am truly worried about the VR technology I do not feel there is nearly enough long term testing to quantify the long term health risks. You are essentially strapping an electronic device to your head for extended periods, the eye and brain damage risks are astronomical. I wont even hold a cell phone to my head because of the health risks, and they are building this technology to be worn 4-6 hours knowing some people will abuse it for 12, 14, 16 hours at a time?

    How can you sit in front of a monitor?! Your brain is being irradiated as we speak. 
  • psiicpsiic Member RarePosts: 1,612
    I am actually more interested in chipping, more invasive? Absolutely!!  Placing a chip in the brain but at least brain chips being a medical procedure are getting real clinical studies and hard medical research. 
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Member RarePosts: 5,484
    I keep remembering the orgasm game from Star Trek Next Generation. How much immersion is too much?

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  • FomaldehydeJimFomaldehydeJim Member UncommonPosts: 673
    I keep remembering the orgasm game from Star Trek Next Generation. How much immersion is too much?
    Or the VR from Red Dwarf; when they awoke in an unfamiliar world. It would feel like that dream where you wake up but you are not really awake, you are still dreaming.  Head fuck.  
  • Scott23Scott23 Member UncommonPosts: 293
    absolutely not. If its anything like those 3d glass's thing (that still failed) it will not cater for people who wear glass's, only for those who have no need to wear glass's.
    Add that to the fact that it would be just another shitty appliance that would cost a couple hundred quid for something that probably would not work and would have an extreamly limited software that would use it.

    Agree totally although I put probably not on the poll.  It would have to be spectacular for me to use it and I just don't see it happening.
  • FomaldehydeJimFomaldehydeJim Member UncommonPosts: 673
    Scott23 said:
    absolutely not. If its anything like those 3d glass's thing (that still failed) it will not cater for people who wear glass's, only for those who have no need to wear glass's.
    Add that to the fact that it would be just another shitty appliance that would cost a couple hundred quid for something that probably would not work and would have an extreamly limited software that would use it.

    Agree totally although I put probably not on the poll.  It would have to be spectacular for me to use it and I just don't see it happening.
    Seriously, everyone I know and like would get immensely pissed off with me if I was sat wearing a headset most evenings.  
  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,681
    I think that VR sets are coming, but for games with shorter playtime first.

    I'd except to play short sessions of some immersive VR game before 2020, but I don't think decade is long enough time to develop the technology to the level where anyone would want to use it for thousands of hours.
     
  • sketocafesketocafe Member UncommonPosts: 950
    Probably not. Everything I've seen about the Rift or other VR, not a single person has mentioned how they expect to sell it. Do they think the identical pictures placed side by side we've seen in some articles is going to work? Perhaps they assume showing some actors flailing around with a black bucket on their heads is going to move some units? Your average consumer could look at people pretending to bowl with the wii and get behind the idea of buying one. With VR, they've got nothing to show people that looks appealing. 
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 33,282
    Probably not, at least not until the interface involves jacking directly into my head (ok, wireless is fine).

    But as others said, I avoid most 3D movies because I can't wear the glasses over my glasses easily, can't see this working out any better.


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  • jesteralwaysjesteralways Member RarePosts: 2,560
    Not until it is something like "The real adventures of Jonny Quest : Quest World" or Sword Art online or Gun Gale Online.

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  • mgilbrtsnmgilbrtsn Member EpicPosts: 3,291
    I'm hopeful.  Not yet, but soon.

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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,644
    edited September 2015
    I'll probably hold off on the first generation until I hear/experience more about motion sickness issues improving. I'll also probably be to old for the fourth generation when things start to actually work well.
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  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 2,863
    The width of your goalpost says a lot about your confidence in this tech.  B)

    I would have said "Yes, absolutely" to anything above 2.5 years.

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  • FomaldehydeJimFomaldehydeJim Member UncommonPosts: 673
    The width of your goalpost says a lot about your confidence in this tech.  B)

    I would have said "Yes, absolutely" to anything above 2.5 years.
    Reported to social services ;) 
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,644
    edited September 2015
    The width of your goalpost says a lot about your confidence in this tech.  B)

    I would have said "Yes, absolutely" to anything above 2.5 years.
    When you're 60, goal posts only start to matter when you can see them and they are set in 10 feet of concrete. By the time I'm 70 most of the current technology issues shouldn't be issues but mine should be making their own appearances.
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