Thursday, October 06, 2016

Sony PlayStation VR Review: The Best of an Early Crop - The New York Times

A timely Sony VR reality check; also see The PlayStation VR is the first real mass-market virtual reality headset (The Washington Post)
"Virtual reality is still in its early days, and it’s unclear whether it will ever catch on with people beyond gamers. If you already own a PlayStation, spending a few hundred dollars for the headgear and accessories is a worthwhile purchase to get started on virtual reality.

But for the average consumer, the thrill of virtual-reality gaming with PlayStation VR may be fleeting. Initially, virtual reality will probably mesmerize you because it’s so unlike any gaming experience you have ever had. But the scarce number of good games available today, combined with the fatigue you will experience after 30 minutes of game play, may drive you back to gaming on your smartphone or television screen.

So I wouldn’t run — or even stroll, for that matter — to buy a virtual-reality system. Batman can’t even walk yet, anyway."
Sony PlayStation VR Review: The Best of an Early Crop - The New York Times
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