Is The VR Madness For The Moment Or For A long Time?


Samsung started taking orders for its Oculus-power Gear VR headset from its US fans last week, while the consumers from other parts of the world can pre-order it. We’re pretty sure that the Oculus Rift will cooperate well with Samsung’s Gear VR, which costs $99 and relies on a smartphone (Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus or Note 5). In December, the Gear VR will receive 25 VR games and the users can’t wait to play them. But will they get bored of the VR, or we’ll be witnessing the rise of a new trend?

Before the end of this year, HTC will unveil its Vive handset, following to ship it worldwide in Q1 of 2016. The Oculus Rift is scheduled to be released in Q1, as well, while the Morpheus by Sony will make its appearance in the first half of 2016. Many gamers are interested in purchasing one of these devices and we believe that more competitive companies will take their chance and invade the market with their products.

Lately, Geoffrey A. Fowler, Personal technology columnist, The Wall Street Journal has been spending a lot of time in the virtual world and he wrote a review about the Gear VR for MarketWatch, saying that “You won’t mistake what you see in there for reality – you can clearly make out pixels, like when you’d sit too close to an old tube TV”. He wasn’t the only reviewer captivated by the virtual world, and he admitted that he barely managed to “keep the real world vaguely in the background”.

Soon, the enthusiasts from all over the world will be able to watch 2D or 3D movies on a huge virtual screen. VR cinema is the next big step and according to Anick Jesdanun, which wrote about the review for The Associated Press, the viewer will no longer be stuck with whatever the director chooses.

Sources: TechNewsWorld and Engadget.