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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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  • kemono55kemono55 Member UncommonPosts: 124
    Seeing as you have to build a game, ground up, for VR in order to implement it correctly.
    It's not something you can just tack onto at a later stage.
    I think 10 years might be an overly positive estimation.

    I think we will get there, but I think we are looking more at a time range of 30 years,
    One generation to "test out" how it works, and a second generation to actually develop for it.
  • PepeqPepeq Member UncommonPosts: 1,977
    Zero. 

    Next 100 years (as if I would even be around)... zero.

    VR is the *pet rock* of the decade... people will buy it, then wonder why they did later on.
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    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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  • Fractal_AnalogyFractal_Analogy Member UncommonPosts: 350
    I expect several to be using VR headsets by 2017-18.



  • yaminsuxyaminsux Member UncommonPosts: 973
    VR needs a marquee title to make it popular, more like EQ did with MMO (arguably). Until then it will be a novelty.
  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Member RarePosts: 1,513
    No. I'm not wearing anything that messes up my hair.
    When all is said and done, more is always said than done.
  • psiicpsiic Member RarePosts: 1,612
    Not surprisingly VR headsets as part of 3D porn packages are selling out around the world. 
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  • VestigeGamerVestigeGamer Member UncommonPosts: 518
    Voted "No.  Definitely not."

    Others may be playing with VR, but I will pass on that fad.  I wear glasses.  I enjoy my peripheral vision.  I type looking at my keyboard.

    I am just not built for VR usage.

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  • eye_meye_m Member UncommonPosts: 3,317
    I will be purchasing one or more very soon. The HTC Vive is already planned into the budget.  Online gaming will happen soon after I'm sure.

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  • kjempffkjempff Member RarePosts: 1,628
    I do not believe head mounted VR (the Oculus type) has any broad and lasting appeal. It is just too hardcore and extreme to completely lock yourself out of the real world like that.
    Glasses or some kind of see through VR head mount might be possible, as to still be present in the real world ... more like AR (Augmented Reality) based tech.
    But what I really think is the future is holodeck kind of systems and 3d holo screens. In the near future it will be screens able to display themselves on "any" surface completely replacing tv/monitors.
  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    I already play some online games with the DK2.  Most of you seem like you're unaware of new VR headsets.  There are multiple consumer versions coming out in a couple years.  These will be leagues ahead of the current prototypes, and some will be smaller and less bulky like the Oculus Rift DK2.

    Here's a list of the upcoming headsets.  http://heavy.com/tech/2015/07/best-vr-virtual-reality-headset-glasses-goggles-oculus-rift-specs-review/

    But VR is old news.. it's all about Augmented Reality now. https://youtu.be/AMH38h8g9MU?t=2m20s


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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,016
    OhhPaigey said:
    No. I'm not wearing anything that messes up my hair.
    and im not wearing anything that messes up my eyes. So me neither.




  • KilmaulKilmaul Member UncommonPosts: 121
    I voted no, definitely not.  While I do think it will be an option to do so, I won't be wearing a headset with a screen(s) that close to my face.  It's bad enough wearing headphones.
  • VahidVahid Member UncommonPosts: 52
    Voted "No.  Definitely not."

    Others may be playing with VR, but I will pass on that fad.  I wear glasses.  I enjoy my peripheral vision.  I type looking at my keyboard.

    I am just not built for VR usage.
    this sums up my feelings, especially the part about wearing glasses.
  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 Member UncommonPosts: 2,770
    edited September 2015
    A lot can happen in 10 years.
    VR...
    maybe cybernetic augmentation...
  • anemoanemo Member RarePosts: 1,746
    If they push those stupid 2 handed game controllers as hard as they are now.   They're going to fail amusingly, despite how good the rest of the experience is.

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  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    OhhPaigey said:
    No. I'm not wearing anything that messes up my hair.
    Who's going to care about hair when we will be living inside virtual worlds, with endless hairstyles?!
  • KenFisherKenFisher Member UncommonPosts: 5,035
    anemo said:
    If they push those stupid 2 handed game controllers as hard as they are now.   They're going to fail amusingly, despite how good the rest of the experience is.

    Do you mean like this controller?



    Another thing I was thinking of is if MMORPGs will be developed to exclusively support VR display and specialty input, or will they try to merge it in with normal keyboard, mouse, monitor in one title.

    Not merging sounds like market share suicide.  Merging sounds like one seriously clunky UI.

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,743
    10 years ago people were thinking that's where we would be in ten years time, so no. But in thirty years we might be "jacking in" with any luck. :)

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  • AldersAlders Member RarePosts: 2,158
    edited September 2015
    I don't understand the fascination with VR as far as gaming goes. I see its potential as far as teaching and simulation tools are concerned, but i'll pass on wearing more shit on my head when i game.
  • Brabbit1987Brabbit1987 Member UncommonPosts: 782
    edited September 2015
    As usual, I am shocked by the lack of knowledge of some people on this subject.

    • No, it will not damage your eyes, no screen does no matter how close it is to your eyes. Screens can cause eye strain if you stare at them for too long without resting now and then. Eye strain however, is temporary. Just take breaks now and then and VR wouldn't be any worse than any other monitor.

    • They are being made so you can wear glasses with them if you want, some may even come with a variety of lenses to use directly in the headset. So those who wear glasses ... don't worry about it.

    • 90s VR is nothing like the VR that exists today. I don't even know if you could consider what existed in the 90s as VR anyway. Putting screens close up to your face isn't really VR and that is pretty much all they did in the 90s.

    • Motion sickness is most certainly still an issue, but not nearly as much as some people here seem to think. Games made specifically for VR are less likely to get you sick. The reason many games today can make you feel sick is because developers are still figuring it all out, what to do, and what not to do.

    • 3DTV ... the experiences are very different compared to VR. Just because you wouldn't wear glasses for a little feature like 3D, doesn't mean you wouldn't if it meant experiencing something amazing. I am sure most people here would at least give it 5 minutes if they were able to try it. However, I doubt anyone would stop at 5 minutes.

    • The headset is not so heavy to cause neck problems. It's a non issue.

    VR is the future, and for now headsets are the best means of accomplishing VR. It's the logical next step in gaming. Those who say they will wait until some matrix crap ... sure you will. Just like those people who didn't get a TV until HD came out ... oh .. wait, that never happened.

    When an experience is nothing like anything that exists, and it's an experience that is fun and entertaining. People tend to settle for it even if it isn't the absolute best possible yet.
  • anemoanemo Member RarePosts: 1,746
    XAPKen said:
    anemo said:
    If they push those stupid 2 handed game controllers as hard as they are now.   They're going to fail amusingly, despite how good the rest of the experience is.

    Do you mean like this controller?



    Another thing I was thinking of is if MMORPGs will be developed to exclusively support VR display and specialty input, or will they try to merge it in with normal keyboard, mouse, monitor in one title.

    Not merging sounds like market share suicide.  Merging sounds like one seriously clunky UI.

    There are a half dozen different dual analog single/double handed controlers...


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  • BurntvetBurntvet Member RarePosts: 3,465
    The way things are going, I might not play any MMO past the first month in the next 10 years.....
  • UgUgUgUgUgUg Member UncommonPosts: 81
    edited September 2015
    I played low resolution Descent with a massive heavy VR headset way back on a pc around 1997. It was brilliant fun, very immersive and I used my keyboard. The only problem was the headset was so heavy I couldnt play too long. I thought back then it would have been popular by now but it was expensive, clunky, the quality was only as good as the times and people were very turned off by that.

    In my opinion when Occulus have this ready, if it is light and comfortable enough, if it can be used wirelessly or relaxing back on a chair, the controllers are intuitive, if they get a good price point and if they can even have a few games written for it at the time and let it be adapted to other games, and if it shows movies as if on huge screen with headsets that can emulate surround sound well, then yes these will take off in my opinion. The thing is until you have tried the experience you wont be able to make a fair judgement and those poor arcade 3D simulators (using headsets) were worse than crap compared to Descent in VR even in 1997so I wouldnt recommend those arcade simulators are anything like a true experience.

    As for augmented that is for other applications but if you want to have a game in which your senses of sight and sound are fully immersed as if you are there then you need it to be shut off from the real environment. There is a time for everything and much  technology was long conceived and even produced long before it was widely accepted including smartphones and tablets. The best fun I have had is watching people make idiots of themselves in arguments by just being unable to have vision or having an open mind.
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