Oculus: VR Already Has 'Real' Games, Just Look
Executive Product David Yee claims VR is already in the 'real' game realm.
Virtual reality is a cool idea. Many people believe that. But some people think that the VR world doesn't have 'real' games yet. Games that are more than just a collection of mini-games. Executive producer of Oculus, David Yee states that the 'real' games are already there.
Yee told UploadVR that VR already offers the experience that VR critics are calling for.
“We want to hear from people that they’re not waiting for real games anymore,” he said. “We feel like we’ve developed some real games here from real developers that are hours of experiences and not minute demos or little tech demos.”
Essentially, Yee feels that people are asking for something that's already out there. Recently, Epic Games published Robo Recall on the Oculus, joining games like Superhot VR and Climb. Both of these titles are quite fleshed out and considered 'full games' by many. The HTC Vive also has games such as Arizona Sunshine and Serious Sam VR that break the mold of the 'tech demo' title given to many VR titles.
A lot of these titles getting knocked on are shooters, which can be considered the same thing over and over, even though its fun. Space Pirate Trainer is 'just' a wave shooter, but players still sink tons of hours into it.
Other games like Job SImulator and Onward have a core concept that can be repeated without feeling repiticious.
Other games coming soon include Lone Echo, From Other Suns, Wilson's Heart and many others. Fallout 4 VR is also in the works.
VR may still be a growing genre of games, but Yee seems to think people aren't giving it a proper read. “We want to hear from people that they’re not waiting for real games anymore,” he said. “We feel like we’ve developed some real games here from real developers that are hours of experiences and not minute demos or little tech demos. The video game news world is fast-paced and often, ideas are forgotten about if they're not immediately revealed. Hopefully titles on Oculus, HTC Vive and others will regain the people's attention and keep VR on the path upward it can potentially reach.