>The HTC Vive Pre has a total estimated retail value of $1,000 US according to HTC + IGN
BETTER GET A SECOND JOB PCFATS
Of course it's going to cost the same or more. With Oculus you still have to spend more to get the Touch controllers. It's even more than $599. People would have had no problem with $599 if it came with touch which was already assumed to be $150ish.
>PRIZE: Twenty (20) winners (collectively, the “Winner”) will receive the following prizes (collectively, the “Prize”), with a total estimated retail value of one thousand dollars ($1,000): Access for one (1) person to the Vive VR Content Showcase, scheduled to take place on January 28th, 2016 from 12:00 PM PT to 5:00 PM PT in Seattle, Washington (the “Event”). Prize includes access to the Event only and does not include lodging, transportation costs, or other travel expenses. Winner must be present at the Event to receive the following components of the Prize package: Exclusive access to over ten (10) new VR experiences; Meet and greet with the developers of the content; and One (1) free HTC Vive Pre Kit and access to demo content.
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Ok, I'll bite. Sell me on it. What is the must have game for VR's launch? What will I be absolutely missing out on for waiting for a better model with a larger library?
>everyone are having fun
Irrelevant I know, but it bugs me none the less.
It's very possible, all those games could be great. However I'm more so worried about all the bandwagon shovelware that is probably going to sell well due to the hype of VR. I prefer to let those kinds of things sort themselves out before throwing my hat in. I can't wait to play good VR games. Just cautiously optimistic is all.
This is also a factor, I wanna try it. But try to imaging getting caught with your pants down because you wrapped up in virtual
THICKand have no idea what's going on around you.
Every thread I need to remind people that this is a display. It's not like a console launch that needs games launched with it. It's not about "KILLER APPS". It's about playing ALL games in a new perspective.
Yea but it's got all this tech in it for new gameplay elements. Using it solely as a display for current games is a bit of a waste of potential, don't you think? Besides, the new perspective is really just a perk, while the immersion and new gameplay possibilities are the selling point.
>While rift includes really high end ones?
>Vive is $1000
>Oculus is $600
>PlayStation is going to be "the price of a new console" which probably means around $400
How does VR stand a snowball's chance at hell of being successful when it's this insanely expensive?
I think immersion is the most important thing about it, feeling presence inside a game world is the most exciting part. So I don't see lowly VR games as a driving force here. Real games with fully fleshed worlds and great graphics and atmosphere are what I'm going to be using the thing for.
This is why VR has never been a success when they tried it in the past. It was too expensive and it didn't have any uses that made people willing to dish out the money for it.
This time seems no different. Have they even showed any games for these devices yet that actually did anything you couldn't do without the VR gimmick?
>According to the manufacturer who has a LOT to lose if this isnt marketed properly AND the company they paid for positive coverage.
Holy shit are you being serious?
I own this game, and it is rancid shit. The Vision and forumdads have ruined.
I also own this. It's great, but unless you have a wheel, it isn't worth the VR.
>not even mentioning waifu simulators.
At least you mentioned horror games.
Enjoy spending money thinking you are buying happiness and then watching the thing gather dust on your shelf because the shitty novelty software you get with it will last 2 weeks.
I'm right there with you. However, all I can see is the market being flooded with shit while everyone tries pushing the first working build the have out the door. Early access is only going to get worse, but with less complaints due to the feeling of immersion working at least semi properly, people will love the new experience.. I really hope I'm wrong on this, but I really don't think I will be.
>Complaining that the first iteration of a semi-new technology is expensive
The CV1 is, essentially, just DK3. It won't be consumer-friendly until they come with foveated rendering to reduce spec requirements, production line/parts improvements to reduce cost, etc. Reality is, you can't just keep dumping thousands into R&D only to release something years later which never has a chance at bringing a profit, sooner or later you've got to draw a line before it gets feature-creepy, and that comes with its own issues.
This isn't shocking at all didn't HTC's CEO just a couple days ago sat they were selling a "premium" product? VR isn't for the mainstream anyway all this shit is gonna be expensive as fuck save for Gear VR which is mediocre and probably Playstation VR since they could afford to sell that thing at a loss
>Have they even showed any games for these devices yet that actually did anything you couldn't do without the VR gimmick?
If a thing must do something unique instead of better than previous one
LCD wouldn't replace CRT
Honestly I'd say you'd get a full aaa title with PS VR way before you get one with the rift/vive. There's gonna be a much higher adoption rate with the PS VR regardless of whatever quality it might have because it's for a console. How many people are gonna own a rift/vive and actually be able to run shit for it on their pcs
>There's gonna be a much higher adoption rate with the PS VR regardless of whatever quality it might have because it's for a console.
Console plebs constantly bitch about cost.
> How many people are gonna own a rift/vive and actually be able to run shit for it on their pcs
Pre-orders have been sold out.
Trying to forget hardware limitations does you no good. Sony is simply trying to hop on the hype train and chip away what they can.
>You're not going to get a full AAA game with it like Rift/Vive
They already have several games with support lined up like Ace Combat 7 and Gran Turismo 7.
>Pre-orders have been sold out.
For the Oculus? No they haven't.
>Trying to forget hardware limitations does you no good.
It has an external processor that comes with it. It's not just relying on the PS4 to power it.