Virtual reality will not be the future of video games – 11/08/2022 – Tec

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For at the least 30 years, when imagining what the video recreation of the future will appear to be, some kind of digital reality system involves thoughts. Since the launch of the Virtual Boy recreation by Nintendo in 1995, a number of firms in the gaming market have sought to develop applied sciences that make this future nearer. But when will we get there?

Sony and Meta (previously Facebook) have unveiled gadgets in current weeks that symbolize the subsequent technology of digital reality gadgets. Both are technological works of artwork, succesful of taking the digital reality expertise to a brand new stage, however they nonetheless do not clear up the two foremost issues of these gadgets: worth and “curiosity”.

In a publish revealed on its weblog final Wednesday (2), Sony introduced that its new digital reality system PlayStation VR2 will hit the market on February 22 subsequent 12 months. Among the foremost technological improvements of the system is the potential to trace the consumer’s pupil. This permits, for instance, a participant to pick out a bit of tools with out taking a look at it or to concern instructions in-recreation with a wink.

However, the expertise comes with a excessive worth. The package, which incorporates the system and two hand controls, prices US$600 (about R$3,000) in the United States. This is dearer than the PlayStation 5 console, which sells for US$500 (R$2,500) in the nation – in its costliest model – and is required to run Sony’s digital reality system.

The lately launched Meta Quest Pro has the benefit of not needing to be related to a pc for operation, and its foremost innovation is the potential to point out the consumer’s environment in coloration and on the show in excessive decision, which permits the use of combined reality (digital in truth). Additionally, the system is succesful of detecting customers’ facial expressions, making it a key peripheral for Mark Zuckerberg’s firm’s metaverse ambitions.

However, the beginning worth of the system is US$1,500 (about R$7,600), which is sort of prohibitive for the gaming market. Thus, the firm’s advertising for the new product was aimed toward skilled use reasonably than leisure.

For avid gamers, the firm has Quest 2, which is taken into account to be the most profitable digital reality system at present. With nice versatility, it was launched in October 2020 with a beginning worth of US$299 (R$1,500). Although the worth was revised to US$399 (R$2,000) in August, the product remains to be in the inexpensive vary for these seeking to purchase a video recreation console – it is cheaper than the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, for instance. instance.

If Quest 2 exhibits that the worth barrier could be near breaking, the “curiosity” barrier nonetheless appears insurmountable.

Although the ads for digital reality gadgets present blissful and relaxed folks having enjoyable with these gadgets, utilizing one nonetheless offers off a way of weirdness and discomfort that’s arduous to beat. The feeling of understanding you are in a single place, however discovering your self in a very completely different digital setting, transferring round with out leaving it, can typically be an uncomfortable and alienating expertise that is arduous to promote to the shopper.

So it is arduous to think about that digital reality tools will change into as in style as consoles and PCs. They’re helpful for sure functions (equivalent to treating phobias) and are a favourite amongst some followers, however are unlikely to change into the gaming business customary. Very comparable to what’s taking place at present.

Thinking about it this fashion, the future of digital reality gaming could have already arrived, and we simply did not understand it as a result of our hopes for this expertise have been so excessive.

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information, launches, enterprise and different vital issues

  • Google has launched a service in Brazil that lets you play cell games in your laptop. The product, referred to as Google Play Games, remains to be in beta and allows you to obtain and play 40 titles designed for Android gadgets on PCs. It has been examined by the firm since the starting of the 12 months and has been working since August in some international locations of Asia and Oceania.
  • In addition to growing an Iron Man recreation, Electronic Arts has introduced that it’s engaged on “at the least” two different motion/journey games in partnership with Marvel. No additional particulars have been given on what titles these will be, solely that they will inform authentic tales that includes Marvel characters.
  • Netflix continues to extend its ambitions in the gaming market. Last Tuesday (1st), the firm introduced on its web site that it had acquired Spry Fox. The Seattle-based recreation studio is the fourth acquired by the streaming firm and joins two different studios that Netflix has opened itself.
  • The PlayStation Plus subscription service has misplaced 1.9 million subscribers as Sony has stripped the product of entry to games, based on the VGC web site. According to the firm’s newest fiscal report, the quantity of subscribers fell from 47.3 million to 45.4 million between July and September. Despite the decline, the firm mentioned its subscription income rose 10% in consequence of greater product costs.
  • According to a Niko Partners report revealed by the web site, China’s games market is predicted to expertise its first annual decline in 20 years by the finish of 2022. The firm forecasts a 2.5% decline in the nation’s gaming market, due partially to elevated restrictions on entry to games by the Chinese authorities and decrease spending on cell gaming in the nation.
  • Microsoft introduced the first batch of games coming to its Xbox Game Pass subscription gaming service in November. Highlights embrace the journey recreation Return to Monkey Island, the soccer group administration title Football Manager 2023, and the narrative journey Pentiment primarily based on medieval illustrations.


upcoming games and promotions value it

Nov. 8

“Slightly to the left”: Price not out there (PC)

“Return to Monkey Island”*: Price not out there (Xbox X/S, PS 5)

“Sifu”: BRL 200 (Transfer)

“Sonic Frontiers”: BRL 299.95 (PC, Switch, Xbox One/X/S, PS 4/5)

Nov. 9

“God of War: Ragnarok”: BRL 299.90 (PS 4), BRL 349.90 (PS 5)

11. Nov

“Atari 50: Anniversary Celebration”: BRL 159.95 (Xbox One/X/S), BRL 207.02 (Transition), Price Not Available (PC, PS 4/5)

“Tactical Giant: Reborn”: BRL 219.90 (PC), BRL 249.50 (Switch, PS 4/5)

“Valkyrie Elysium”: BRL 249.90 (PC)

*Available on Xbox Game Pass

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