Schkorpio wrote on Mar 17, 2023, 07:36:
SlimRam wrote on Mar 16, 2023, 13:26:He probably could have cured cancer with that kind of money, but instead he'll be remembered for this failure.
Hey HEY, Zuck has only blew through like 10 billion developing this puppy, I'm sure after he blows through another 10 or 20 billion he'll get it sorted 🤡
They never solved the fundamental issues of VR, until they can still people from getting sick and generally not wanting to wear an uncomfortable blindfold, it will always be a niche product. Great for simulators, but others never had a killer system seller app.
You need to separate the hardware from the 'Metaverse'. The hardware is great. In two weeks since I bought it, I've spent probably 20 hours playing games on my Quest 2 VR headset. Half Life Alyx is amazing. It's rightfully Half Life 3.
The resolution and refresh is high enough now to avoid vertigo, except in people who may never be able to wear VR due to some problem with the way their brain interprets visual movement that doesn't match what the inner ear is telling it. I have no problem with doing 4 hours sessions, and never had issues with vertigo, and the headset is surprisingly comfortable (even more so with a third party head strap).
The Metaverse, however, is a joke. I opted out of all of that crap when I setup my Oculus account (no, you are not required to link it to your Facebook account, although there is an option to use your Facebook account to log into your Oculus account. Which I chose not to). I made my account private and non-public. I have no desire to screw around in the Metaverse with cheesy looking Wii-style avatars (I had to setup an avatar, but since I'm not public it serves no purpose). I am mainly playing single player games. The only multiplayer game I'm playing is Dirt Rally 2.0 (Steam version, which works with or without VR, and which looks great in VR), and I play that with two of my Steam friends who have the game and play on regular monitors without VR.
And once again I'll let Penny Arcade have the final word on the Metaverse. I think they nailed it: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2022/08/22/purgator
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