Warren Spector Calls VR “A Fad”

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Warren Spector is one of the most respected men in the video game industry. Of course when you create popular games Deus Ex it’s not hard to see why. Spector didn’t do any media briefings this year, but did recently sit down with GamesIndustry. During the sit down, he was asked about Virtual Reality systems like the Oculus Rift and SteamVR and called them “fads”. Spector said…

“I think it’ll generate some interest among the hardcore gamers. And I see amazing possibilities in VR for social media and virtual meetings and training and crazy stuff like dealing with phobias,” he said. “But for entertainment? I’m just not seeing it. I don’t think most humans want to look stupid (everyone looks stupid in a VR headset) and they don’t want to isolate themselves from the world. I mean, if someone’s sneaking up behind me with a baseball bat, I want to know about it, you know what I mean? And let’s not talk about nausea.”

 

Despite this claim, he did say that he thinks there is potential with Augmented Reality such as the one shown off during the Microsoft E3 Press Conference with Minecraft using the HoloLens.