Oculus Founder: Matrix quality VR In A Few Years Or Decades

Shaun and Peter breakdown what developers of Oculus Rift games will be pioneering to achieve better VR experiences.

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Gargus
Gargus

Matrix quality? With a headset? Yeah right.

I think they are aiming way too high by saying matrix quality since the matrix was where entire people lived their entire lives without ever knowing they were in the matrix.

When companies make outrageous claims like that it simply turns me off because they are obviously talking out of their ass just trying to get attention.

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

In a few years or decades?? what? That guy must have a crystal ball or something. Oh yeah, he'll most probably be CEO of another company and by then won't care.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

i like TrackIR, wish more developers would support it. Look how amazing it is in the ArmA games.

TheClown24
TheClown24

The problem with that level of VR which may or may not happen is that it will almost certainly be banned, as people would simply lose their life to it and violence within it would simply be too immersive. 

Helios_Sun
Helios_Sun

Umm theres a big deference betweens a few years and a few decades lol a massive gap indeed.

WDHellS
WDHellS

A Sphere, is the logic to work like (world|camera), as the character spins the camera must always remain behind that line. So as a weapon, it is not always at your face, the difference between  monitor screen and the virtual world. is that you choose to look at it. Then the missing logic's is that the "feeling" to build consequences to the game, not the screen logic.

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

He means if the console is the lead platform then it could be decades since the poor outdated technology of consoles stagnate wuality by about 10 years each generation, If they use PCs then it will be much much sooner. Probably "life like" in a small room inside a decade imo. The rift would need an OLED display as well and the res would be something monstrous. As I said, a small room could look pretty fucking lifelike inside a decade on a pc. 40 years for consoles

THWIP1971
THWIP1971

LOL..."In a few years, or DECADES".     Well, you wouldn't want to paint yourself into a corner with an overly ambitious statement, now would you? 


In other news, scientists claim time travel will be possible in a few decades, or centuries.


quiksilvers123
quiksilvers123

Please make this MAtrix quality befor eI'm too old to enjoy FPS >.<

Psycold
Psycold

Palmer is gaining some lbs

BrutalPandaX2
BrutalPandaX2

maybe similar to Minority Report VR, but certainly not The Matrix.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

I love how the itle to the video comes from a more or less unrelated and out of context sound bite at the end and has NOTHING to do with the actual content of the video.

vadagar1
vadagar1

just point me to the huge metallic spike thingy that goes into my spine, maybe I can make a  world worth living in for myself and then my real life body can die in peace, for all I care.


Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Yeeeaaaahhhh, except we don't have matrix levels of graphics. Not even Crysis 3 looks like the Matrix, and you will still be holding a controller (unless you buy one of those stupid treadmills).

You know, "Wow, this looks like the matrix!", Steam pops up saying your friend is online.

Playing a game and the game crashes so you then have to go to the keyboard and fix it before plugging yourself back in. Which if I remember correctly was exactly why Neo realised he was in the Matrix in the movie....oh wait no it wasn't.

The only thing that will look like the matrix is when you can plug your brain into the game just like the matrix.

I've felt it for ages. The only real, non-treadmill, non-massive-equipment way of pulling off full body immersion is to plug yourself in, neural implant style. Anything else will rip you out of the immersion. Even on a treamill you will hear your footsteps on the plastic, you will still feel the wires on your arms and the sound of the headphones rubbing on your ears when you run and move.

To get full body immersion you have to remove your body from the equation. Even the fittest of people couldn't run around like on a COD or BF battlefield for three hours or more a day.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

Humans of today are weak and in the future they will be weaker because lot of us have started to rely on machines way too much . Challenge makes us human , that is one of the reasons why today gamers don't buy difficult game because they don't have courage or patience , in old days it was other way around .

realone2005
realone2005

Hopefully second gen or third gen Oculus Rift has 4k screens.

Hekteur
Hekteur

Draw distance and polygon count is still horrible on many engines/games made today, and I'm not talking about a ton of functionality bugs found in released/patched games. We're gonna have realistic VR world in a few years OR a decade? Keep dreaming! I don't believe it will happen before another 20 years at least.

Karchy
Karchy

Earth is covered with fallout in a few decades..

stevenjore
stevenjore

But the VR can only be as good as interesting as the imagination of the programmers, and considering that every other game videogame designers make is a take-off on other videogames, I doubt it will be that great. Do people who make videogames consume anything but electronic and video media? No sitting down to read a classic SF or fantasy novel anymore, just MTV degeneration.


Also... is that one dude wearing MASCARA? 


Vienreich
Vienreich

the next step in evolution of gaming is slowly coming upon us.
The start of Virtua Reality gaming - the end of social life.
I AM READY 

komuchen
komuchen

No shit. Oh, I have few others

"Hybrids as standard in few years or decades"

"Cloning people in few years or decades"

"Photo-realistic graphics in few years or decades"

Remember, you've read that here

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

In the beginning I thought the conversation was at each other Peter was talking about looking through a window meaning his glasses and then eye level and then personal space etc 

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

a bit optimistic... first the lawnmower man, then johnny mnemonic, and finally we will be able to drive electronic spikes in our spines.

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

Finally my true destiny revealed! I am the One!

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

umm ...ok i'll be honest i had no idea what a oculus rift was before now... it looks like  the failed nintendo thing, the virtual boy.. or maybe the victormaxx virutal reality head set thing.. either way.. i really don't see the appeal of VR.. probably just a fad.. like motion control and 3D...

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

Unfortunate reporting. The content itself was good, but they used Palmer's claim as their lede and then buried it without providing any context. What did he mean by "Matrix-like?" Was he speaking in terms of fidelity, or immersion? Did he say what needs to happen for the "few years" scenario to win out over the longer-term projection, or was it just a throwaway line that you guys decided could earn you some clicks?

enartloc
enartloc

A few years to decades,so between 3 and 40 years,man what an accurate indication,this guy is really giving us an insight into the future...

andybauman
andybauman moderator

@WeWerePirates To me the quote is talking about what lies at the end of the road as developers learn and figure out what works in VR as detailed in the video. Not such a stretch.


highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

@Karchy Im wisth you buddy, I have my pipboy all ready and waiting. The school over the road will be my base and the corpses of children will be my food supply for the first few months.

Vienreich
Vienreich

@komuchen we'll be long gone as a planet and species before most of what you wrote will happen. 

miser_cz
miser_cz

@thekazumalord "i had no idea what a oculus rift was before now"
Cool, you´ve effectively disqualified yourself from being taken seriously on this matter.

Gaze51
Gaze51

@thekazumalord Yeah, let's compare Rift with something that was developed almost 20 goddamn years ago. This will be no fad, but rather something that revolutionizes the gaming AND eventually the movie industry as well.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

@thekazumalord it's easy to see the appeal when all the people who try it have a large smile. reportedly, it's VR done really, really well.

doc-brown
doc-brown staff

@JBStone1981 Fidelity is required for immersion, which is what Palmer was referring to. The Rift is a first step: defining the technology that will make it possible. In order to realize the matrix-like immersion, software must follow. It is a lofty ambition, to be sure.


thekazumalord
thekazumalord

@Gaze51 @thekazumalord  yeah ...no.. it will be another fad that will fade like most stupid things like 3D and motion control.. which are recent fads.. you must not have read everything i typed..

Gaze51
Gaze51

@thekazumalord Sorry I don't read minds. But based on what you're saying you struck me as one of those old timers who grew up on Amiga and despise almost anything that's 3D.

thekazumalord
thekazumalord

@Gaze51 @thekazumalord are you trying to be stupid? or is ita natural ability? since you didn't seem to comprehend what i was saying .. i'll say it in a simpler way so your brain can comprehend.. 3D using glasses is a fad.. not 3D like most games are today...

Gaze51
Gaze51

@thekazumalord Yeah, 3D is such a fad ever since Wolfenstein right? Nobody cares about 3D today, I guess everyone wants to play pixelated 2D shit 'till the end of times, right? Just because you want to be stuck in the stone age doesn't mean everyone else does. VR will be big.