Anonymous, 20 Oct 2017Lack of content and to expensive toy is what that VR is.
From my point o view it will be even... moreWell you have to start somewhere
We had a standalone arcade for Pong before we have the current gaming industry
Lack of content and to expensive toy is what that VR is.
From my point o view it will be even worse then I had a wheel for racing games.
Or a xbox controller for PC that had like maximum of 10 hours game play and now is collecting dust cause of the adapter that takes the signal in PC is broken. Bluetooth technology that will break when not in use or not connected to a device. This VR will be same. Fun to unpack it and try out and then it will collect dust.
We don't even get new good or interesting games these days. There is not a single game that I am waiting to get. And even if there is then this game will be released as pre beta stage that needs 2 years live time of 24 updates to get in a beta stage.
Example for a game is The Division that will get updates still but every update fix less then greats more bug and glitches. Or tbh any ubisoft games out there in past 5 years.
This VR is still really nish thing and I still don't see a market for it if it lacks content.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2017this is beyond stupid, what is the logic to have a spreaded VR market ? total stupidity...Dumb management, trully dumb management at Korean HQ. They seem to hate Europe and their customers who spend thousands of euros on their products.
Samsung, the masters of making their customers pissed. From PR point of view, showing this headset everywhere across the Internet, then telling customers from Europe to f*** off, as they can buy weaker LCD models with worse specs from competition. Seriously dumb people at Samsung Korea HQ! Beside that... abandoning their mobile customers with no update of Android to 7.x or 8.x from 6.0 (Note 4 as an example). I started to hate this company. I spent several thousands euros on their hardware and they only make me angry each day more and more. No purchase of Note 8!
Interesting, so Samsung doesnt seem to want to make this into a thing that could compete with existing VR platforms globally, but more of a niche thing to compete only on select markets. Surprising, to be honest, as they seem to have the better value product. Then again, there was a Note device that Samsung didnt release in Europe, so this might as well be a completely irrational decision again.
It's because they intend to launch a more expensive, high end device in Europe (and rest of world).
this is beyond stupid, what is the logic to have a spreaded VR market ? total stupidity...
Akinaro, 19 Oct 2017True, I spend some time creating VR content and helping other with it, especially for Android ... moreThe biggest problem is cost. Consumers are not going to pay 800 dollars for VR. So I think this is why MS is trying to flood stores witch cheap alternatives. Unfortunately I still think they are too expensive for what they provide. MS has a lot of VR stuff in their windows store now. They also have support for SteamVR. However, serious developers need to start adding more content. And serious developers won't spend huge money on a triple A title to only get back some purchases. The VR implementors like Valve, MS, Samsung, etc need to get their money together and pay the big studios to do it.
Samsung doesn't have a Windows PC market in Europe (excluding Galaxy Book) so this'll be the main reason it isn't coming. big shame.
dutchie, 19 Oct 2017all the people who I know and own VR headsets or PS VR they don;t use it... it's just lying th... moreTrue, I spend some time creating VR content and helping other with it, especially for Android platform, but even with PC games and applications there is initial hype... and nothing.
I seriously thought that VR will rise slowly and be perfect addition for every day usage, but just like with phones, developers focused on quick and easy solutions that dont use even half of what it can.
Just like today mobile phones have HUGE amount of power and functions, apps and games are mostly focused on social media, all that power is going to... run system it self smooth.
Every year I try to actually work just with phone, and every year I find that 90% of apps are dumped version of proper apps and half of it are made just for social interaction or sending/watching videos/images.... Nothing more.
Here with VR we have the same: most of app and focused on watching bad quality content, and games are simple repeated aim-and-shoot style or boring labyrinth style adventure. And we have such trend for almost 4 years. There is nothing new beside literally few apps that use VR in innovative way.
We see cool adverts where people use VR environment to work or play... but on market there is NONE of such apps/games, even on PC/consoles. What we have is casual games for 10min of playing, and apps that beside showing fancy animations dont do anything productive.
Worst part is that there is no good VR content on YouTube because of craqqy compression that even in 2/4k resolution still hurt to watch, especially if its fast action scenes... I can save video in 720p resolution that still look better on VR than 4k video from YouTube...
dutchie, 19 Oct 2017all the people who I know and own VR headsets or PS VR they don;t use it... it's just lying th... moreDunno, some of the exclusives contents such as live concerts are pretty good, very immersive and had some big names e.g Coldplay, slash, also watching live sporting events in VR is surprisingly wow factor French Open Tennis watching from directly behind the player (you can change view also) really does work imo.
all the people who I know and own VR headsets or PS VR they don;t use it... it's just lying there collecting duct. there's not enough good content and it's basically fun only for the first few hours
If someone ask why:
2. It create fake demand for product
3. Europeans are more picky in choosing devices(read: there will be better version later)
5. US market is better for testing, if it turn out to be floop, they just cancel them and no one will notice.
I just don't get why they dont release it globally. Part of me thinks it's just yet another marketing ploy to prey on the human instinct of wanting something that you can't have!! This in turn leads to more hype etc more publicity etc .....more screams of "why can't we get it? ...... and then surprise, surprise....... its then released in the very market that they originally said it wouldn't be......
Or am I too much of a cynic? ...dunno?