VR Is Easier To Enter Than You Think And It’s The Future
How Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR will be received by super fans once they arrive remains to be seen. Maybe there will be contention that they are too expensive, too complex or not that fun. Or maybe sales will be out of this world, no pun intended.
Typically new technology is expensive, but VR offers such a unique experience that it may overcome the price obstacle.
Although VR headsets look like a gadget that is made for geeks, the HTC Vive, for example, has made that notion look wrong. It has a lot of cords, but the valve’s instructions are straightforward. It can work while standing or while seated. Some effort is required in updating the Vive’s firmware, however, it is not technical and setup is accomplished within 15 minutes.
It is a big step to remove the technical barrier separating users from virtual reality, however, the Vive has a number of mini-games that prove virtual reality is more than a fad. Formerly boring concepts can be turned to be fun by use of basic but effective showcases such as Space Private Trainer and Fantastic Contraption.
Virtual Reality looks to be the next big thing as it is easy to set up with an awesome experience. However, it’s expensive as it requires a costly headset and demands a powerful PC. Just like the PC and smartphones, some analysts think VR could take a decade to become common, but VR is the future and the HTC Vive is one of the products proving it.