Virtual reality was the hot topic of 2016 when it came to new innovations in the gaming world. Now, about 321 days after the official release of Valve’s HTC Vive VR headset, it still hasn’t become a peripheral that’s on the minds of many PC gamers. Despite this, Valve still remains optimistic about the current situation with its VR headset and has even said that it’s pretty comfortable with the idea that it will turn out to be a complete failure.
Publicly admitting that there’s a hint of possible failure, and actually being okay with it, isn’t something that many companies in the gaming market would be brave enough to say. According to the company, the current state the HTC Vive is something that’s “going in a way that’s consistent with our expectations.”
One large problem with VR headsets, especially those used on PCs, is the fact that they are currently priced beyond the reach of many PC gamers. In addition, most of us are also very aware of the fact that there’s a lack of major VR titles being announced recently.
Virtual reality is still very young, so it would be unlikely that the technology will fail catastrophically anytime soon. Plenty of ‘big’ companies have, and still are, investing in the technology, so consumers should have little reason to push VR aside just yet.