Sony hopes to make the upcoming VR device a "sensation."Atsushi Morita , 2015
Project Morpheus and titles like RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES might just
arrive in 2016. Not sure if it will be so affordable in the first home versions of virtual reality. The now official title is Play Station VR so watch for that but Morpheus might also stick I expect PSVR to be the defacto name.
Xbox (Microsoft) might be using the Oculus Rift or a version of it. The whole subject is causing a lot of interest and
It makes me think of many other applications of the concept such as a virtual reality holiday.
PSVR will be a cost like a separate console again we are warned by Atsushi Morita the sony japan pres but he stressed it will be made as low as possible this is not intended to be an elite product.
Maybe you could spend an hour lying on an amazing beach watch beautiful people. Get too hot and you can actually enter the water. This raises the main issue that still has to be overcome from VR in that seeing can be believing but there are other senses and while VR is addressing the audio getting wounded in a body part where you are not looking – how will you know ? And if you enter the warm caribbean water shouldn't you feel the water ? So more tech is needed. I think it's on the cards for the future that a suit can offer a range of sensations. It starts to sound like a lot of effort and cost but maybe less than a holiday in Antigua ?
Other arenas where you might be wearing goggles is fpv racing quads for example. It's where a camera is strapped to the front of a frame with 4 motors spaced equally (usually) spin props and control is made possible by the speed the motors are run. The pilot while seated races others in a course made that you fly through in reality but it shows inside your goggles. So your view is as if you were on the front of your craft. This is going to be a big exciting sport as prices are dropping and clubs popping up. It's good for the youth of today to have an outlet that offers more than just gaming or surfing the net. Quads or drones require many disciplines to be learned.
Some providers of FPV goggles are fatshark or flysight.
So is 2016 going to be the year as the intro to VR in gaming the original application. I cant wait myself but what excites me more is the future as this is going to be a technology that requires more evolution to truly work. I would certainly like to put my brain to good use in the area.