Valve Layoffs

Upload VR reports that Valve Corporation has laid off 13 full-time employees and terminated some contractor agreements as well (thanks VNN). They say these lost jobs are centered on the hardware and virtual reality side of the business, and offer research from the company website and LinkedIn as support. They also discuss previously leaked information about Valve's plans to release a new VR headset of their own, and speculate about whether these plans will change, noting that Valve continues to hire VR-related staff. They have an official confirmation of the departures, though Valve does not go into any of the speculation about what roles the affected workers served. Here's word:
Last month, 13 full time employees were let go and a portion of our contractor agreements were terminated. It’s an unfortunate part of business, but does not represent any major changes at the company. We thank those affected for their contribution and wish them well in future endeavors.

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VR has its uses but is still quite expensive for what you get. As a learning tool you can get cheap £100-£200 units that perform in an enterprise environment. My OH works with a company that uses VR, they record 360 environment education videos (currently farming based) then use these in a classroom environment. They are simple android systems and work quite well, the students "visit" a virtual farm to observe tasks close at hand - it is much better than watching a video tutorial (tasks such as milking, bailing etc).

As far as gaming goes then its uses are limited. The bar is quite high in terms of general hardware, you need a pretty high line CPU, GFX and headset. Then you have the actual games, there are not that many that work well with VR, in my collection I have E:D and warthunder. That being said, you arent competetive in warthunder in VR unless you have a REALLY meaty system. E:D is good in VR and arguably a better game. It is made for HOTAS games but overly complex games are going to have issues as you cannot necessarily SEE the keys you are pressing - complex flight sims look good in VR but become hard to play due to controls you can access whilst wearing your headset. Voice to command work but alienate you even more (my OH would say "you shout xxxxx one more time and i'll ram that headset up your xxxxx ".

Some people cannot handle VR, others only for so long. Luckily my brain is too stupid to realise it is being fooled so I can VR as long as my neck strain allows.

But there is no getting around the fact that it is too expensive, fairly uncomfortable and makes many people dizzy or barfy.
Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.
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