Why Virtual Reality Is STRUGGLING

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Why aren’t VR headsets more popular?

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42 thoughts on “Why Virtual Reality Is STRUGGLING

  • i returned my Oculus rift after 2 days i got it, VR its just not that cool/fun for the price you pay. you will wow the first time you try it but after 1 hour or 2 it's meh experience, lame games, motion sickness, alot of problems. save your money and wait for the good stuff, if there ever will be any good vr stuff

  • Oh goodness, unfortunately Linus and team just dropped quite a few rungs on my respectometer. There is a severe lack of understanding of the VR industry and silly expectations around the technology. This is a poor video. (Linus and team should remove it IMHO).

  • Gamers are lazy simple as that. As an owner of HTC Vive, I'd rather sit down and play my game in front of a screen.

    Much like how Wii died out. First couple of games was immersive, but then, the beer goggles have died out.

  • "VR is dead"

    Meanwhile…. Valve releases there new Valve Index Headset and controllers.

    All you VR haters love valve so what now ? Are valve stupid and VR is dead ? Valve know VR will be big one day and there investing in it.

    Theres 4 million PCVR headsets sold + over 4 million PSVR headsets its not dead its just growing slowly.

  • You would think linus would be the kind of guy to support and be excited about a new technology because he loves technology .

    But any VR video he does is just constantly shitting on it . He has to realise it takes a big effect when he gets up and dismisses the technology.

    Idk what linus problem is with VR but its getting annoying just be happy about the innovation.

  • compared to video games of the 1980s VR is taking off a faster, and with the next generation of VR headsets coming out in the next few years it should start really taking off.

  • Steam VR and Oculus client software is buggy as hell. Sucks having to constantly restart everything to play anything, not to mention buggy drivers…

  • Nah its not the right time again for it……. untill its not perfect it wont take of end off…. all the fanboys should note that just becoyse thay are white nighting for it its still faaaar away from mainstream

  • VR reminds me of the Segway. It's really cool and I'd love to own one, but what would I do with it? I live 25 minutes from my office. My neighborhood has no sidewalks and let's face it, I don't want to be hospitalized because I was hit by an unattentive driver. Again, my neighborhood has no sidewalks. So therefore, it's impractical to buy one. VR suffers the same problem, at least for now. I don't want to spend several hundred dollars on a system that is really cool, but has limited use.

  • VR headsets do not fit over very many sizes of reading glasses and the adjustment is not powerful enough for some prescriptions. VR headsets barely or do not fit on many large smartphones like my 6-inch ZTE. VR headsets require you to take off your rubbery protective case on your smartphone that we really do not want to do, especially if we have one that is hard to put back on. It is hard to find much interesting content on youtube to watch VR and not get bored after one evening. the image quality that is worth watching takes higher bandwidth than we can get without a lot of buffering. inexpensive vr cameras that are simple to use and upload to youtube and have acceptable quality may not exist. seems even the expensive ones blur as objects get a few feet away from the camera. So good cameras are too complicated and expensive and even so do not work so good. watching videos on youtube is limited and works poorly. headsets are hit and miss and do not work for most that like wearing glasses at home, unlike the engineers who design the headsets that wear contacts to work, but not at home of course. Sooooo many reasons that can be fixed to make vr popular. but without fixing… crap just stays in a drawer to be forgotten about and no longer shared. too much hassle. but it did not have to be. if we had engineers that just made it right the first time before releasing it.

  • Just got my new gaming rig, and the acer headset was pretty cheap. That was 100 pourcent a geek move because since the early 90 i wanted a vr headset like the vfx1. My new rig dont strugle with perf but the headset is ''ok'' and there is not a lot of game ( so exactyly what linus says). I dont regret it is pretty neat and now i can shoot drone in space pirate trainer 😉

  • I disliked the video, cause ya haven't done anything to help promote vr, and make it flourish, in awhile. Ya easily made both polsitive and negative points that were true and releveant. But the video could have easily been filpped and spun showing the reasons it will make it. The lower end entry level consumer headsets, combined with the learning and scientific uses that it is capable of. I see that even though you made some good points there are many who dislike your video. Probably for the same reasons. Maybe do a bit more of upspin if ya have a mix of good and bad news. Get more flies with honey. We, who are interested in vr, don't want you making videos that are directly killing it. CAPITALIZING STRUGGLING LIKE THAT IS OVERLY DRAMATIC AND WILL ONLY SCARE AWAY INVESTORS, AND THOSE SEEKING EDUCATION IN THE FIELD.

  • Oculus rift is developing a piece of tech that fits into the pci express slot to make it wireless but it still costs money. If VR wants to be mainstream the price has to lower

  • The problem with VR can be summed up as this: People want to be immersed in the world. If you see an item to pick up, but your hand goes through it, it breaks the reality; if you want to play VR sports, but can't move easily without breaking your room or because you are physically unable, it breaks the reality; or it you see the want to fly, shoot, or jump, but can't feel the physics, it breaks the reality. Until this can be solved, it's nothing more than a gimmick.

  • 3D is waaaay BETTER, than VR! Virtual Realty, must TAP into our SUBCONSCIOUS MIND / our DREAM STATE / DEATH STATE — for it to WORK! And these devils aren't going to let this TECHNOLOGY known to keep a UNKNOWING SOCIETY who STILL believes in DEATH enslaved to their MATRIX.

  • Let's see what Sony does with PS5 and PSVR2, if they can make a quality, comfortable and affordable VR headset that is easy to use and seamless integrated to the console, they probably will be able to push VR to be a mainstay in gaming. A big push from a console maker can end the software paradox problem (and if I was Sony I would be throwing a lot of money at Nanco/Bandai so they make a Ace Combat 8 fully integrated with VR in the PS5 as a launch or near launch title, they should push for games that work well with a controlled and in the couch to sell people on the headset and them start pushing other types of experiences that require peripherals).

    As of right now VR is a expensive toy for high-end PC gamers, it needs to get at least a level lower in the consumer pyramid for developer makes quality software for it in a constant flux.

  • A VR headset that can replace the monitor (ie has high enough resolution good enough for writing emails) will jump start the next revolution. Such a VR headset can give you virtually unlimited monitors at your desk with new ways of working you can't imagine yet.

  • About to buy a VR headset sometime and the next week or so.I don't think that Amazon has slashed their prices on it VR headsets because there not selling them I think they slashed the prices because the market is being flooded with new brands of headsets hinting that VR is not dying is trying to go more mainstream and easier to buy more competition price goes down as we can see.

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