What's the Point of Project Morpheus?

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#1 Posted by jasonredemption (205 posts) -

Ok, I guess I'm a little behind the times. What's the big deal with these virtual reality headsets? I don't see how these are the "future". They look heavy and bulky. Why would I play a game on that when I have a great controller and a huge TV? I just don't see the appeal. Am I alone here or can someone explain what the appeal of Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift is to the average gamer? Thanks.

#2 Posted by Spitfire-Six (497 posts) -
#3 Posted by tempura13 (425 posts) -

Innovation and stuff. It's not meant to replace the usual TV-controller setups. That, and you'll still hold a controller with the headset anyway.

And I think it's cool they're pushing VR tech (although admittedly, I'm not one who's really excited about it). That simply means more gaming options, and to introduce more gaming experiences for us.

#4 Posted by GTR12 (9070 posts) -

Innovation and stuff. It's not meant to replace the usual TV-controller setups. That, and you'll still hold a controller with the headset anyway.

And I think it's cool they're pushing VR tech (although admittedly, I'm not one who's really excited about it). That simply means more gaming options, and to introduce more gaming experiences for us.

This and its meant to be more immersive, but there's 1 major drawback...

Its fine for us gamers and people that are willing to learn the tech, but give it to any casual and they'll be lost, I've even got family/friends who have to look at the controller to see where the buttons are, and if they learn it one day, it'll be forgotten the next.

You cant market these VR headsets to very casual, non-gamers, its too hard for them.

#5 Posted by MarcRecon (5441 posts) -
#6 Edited by BH14 (1661 posts) -

It is a far more immersive experience in gaming. I have to laugh when I hear people comparing the 1994 virtual reality to the 2014 virtual reality. I think technology is far more advanced than 20 years ago. I am very interested in Morpheus. God of War and Uncharted being made in virtual reality?! Yea. I am very interested. A really nice horror game would be amazing.

#7 Edited by The_Last_Ride (69814 posts) -