Full Potential of VR “Nowhere Near Being realized”: First Contact Entertainment
VR is a rapidly growing market and many major companies are working on VR projects. However, we are yet to see a major AAA games for VR. All we have seen are short burst expriences, many of which are under development.
We have Battlefront VR experience, Final Fantasy XV VR experience etc. But the good news is that AAA wave of VR games is coming. Ubisoft, Capcom, Sony and other publishers are working on VR games that will release in 2016 and beyond.
Capcom has Resident Evil 7 VR while Ubisoft is brining Eagle Flight. Sony on the other hand has many games in development for its PlayStation VR.
According to First Contact Entertainment:
The first VR titles included some fantastic experiences, but the full potential of the platform for interactive entertainment is nowhere near being realized. Keeping a close eye on how gamers are reacting to these early games, we believe VR’s next wave will be defined by native gameplay driven by immersive story and inventive mechanics, with photo-realistic visuals that compete with today’s top console titles.
The studio believes that we are just seeing the tips of the iceberg.
For now, we are just witnessing the tip of the iceberg for experiences and games that can take you to different worlds within your own home. We’re currently seeing a lot of experimentation with cool mechanics but not a lot of full games.
Valve, Sony, and Oculus have their VR devices ready for everything video game developers have to offer. Sony’s PlayStation VR is hitting shelves in October while HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift are out.