Go to a GameStop in June if you want to preview the VR PlayStation games. This is going to be a big part of marketing for PlayStation. Like they say connection to conversion. Once you put on a headset, you’ll want more.
How many headsets do you need? “Huawei unveiled Huawei VR at a Shanghai launch event for the P9 and P9 Plus smartphones today. The headset is almost entirely a clone of the Gear VR in that you slot a smartphone into the viewer, put on a head strap and navigate VR content with a touchpad on the side.” They are not releasing needed phone in the US.
Facebook is going to be taking a stab at VR social interaction. It’s a smart move to lean in on connecting people through Virtual Reality. Ready Player One is only a school simulation away.
Insights from the VR World Congress
“The idea that VR is about storytelling came up repeatedly: it appears that holding someone’s attention in an immersive environment is tantamount to telling a good story, and anecdotal evidence suggested that those working at the leading edge of VR are also the better storytellers.”