Even with VR, it’s still all about “content”

With the PlayStation VR announcing it’s pricing and launch details last week (EUR 399 and October by the way), and the Oculus Rift about to hit shelves imminently, Virtual Reality finally looks set to start realising its long heralded potential. But all the talk about pricing and technical specifications misses the point somewhat. Whether it’s basic 360 degree videos on a cheap Google Cardboard setup, or a full-spec Oculus Rift or HTC Vive running on a $1,000 gaming PC, the value and enjoyment that the user will take away from the experience all boils down to the quality of the content made possible by it. It’s the same with any other form of media too, the medium will always play second fiddle to the content at the centre of it. I personally can’t wait to get stuck into some of the stuff on show below. Let the games begin!

PlayStation VR Games Showreel

Oculus Rift Games Showreel