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Valve Seemingly Preparing Their Own VR Headset; Hints Point to Half Life VR Bundle

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See post #8. To add: who is going to buy VR equipment to play a remaster of a 14 year old game? No one. My guess is Valve is co-developing the remaster with the headset in order to get better VR support in Source 2 (itself an archaic engine that isn't very attractive to developers) and they'll probably include a free key for the game with headset. Really nothing exciting to see here unless you were already in the market for a headset or you already have a headset and looking to expand your game library.
 
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See post #8. To add: who is going to buy VR equipment to play a remake of a 14 year old game? No one. My guess is Valve is co-developing the remaster with the headset in order to get better VR support in Source (itself an archaic engine that isn't very attractive to developers) and they'll probably include a free key for the game with headset. Really nothing exciting to see here unless you were already in the market for a headset or you already have a headset and looking to expand your game library.
HLVR will be a prequel to HL. This will not be Half-Life in VR, but a whole new Half-Life game. Now there is a group of guys making HL2VR, but this is not the game Valve is working on.
 
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See post #8. To add: who is going to buy VR equipment to play a remaster of a 14 year old game? No one. My guess is Valve is co-developing the remaster with the headset in order to get better VR support in Source 2 (itself an archaic engine that isn't very attractive to developers) and they'll probably include a free key for the game with headset. Really nothing exciting to see here unless you were already in the market for a headset or you already have a headset and looking to expand your game library.
That's what I said. The only reason you gave is that it costs too much to be worth it for you. Which is a valid opinion, but to come to the conclusion that it "isn't ready for prime time" because you're not interested in buying one is silly.

If you're referring to what you said about developers not making money, that's a fair point. But that doesn't reflect on the technology itself at all. High end gaming computers are also out of the reach of most people, or at least "not worth it" like you feel about VR. And yet nobody here would consider graphics cards to be a failed technology simply because the mainstream user doesn't see the value in it. So many developers have failed to properly monetize... that isn't the failing of VR in general.

Honestly, I don't even know why I'm doing this... you've admitted that you haven't even tried it yourself. Your opinion here is irrelevant. And that's what I don't understand... I don't get why you actively seek to destroy things that don't concern you at all. Especially after you've just shown us that you didn't even take the time to comprehend the OP.
 
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I'm trying to be objective here. It usually isn't too difficult to determine who is trying to be objective BTW. If someone is too accepting or too critical its an indication.

In all honesty, push comes to shove, there simply isn't enough information to decisively say that modern VR will be a success that goes on for many generations to come or if sometime soon development will cease. Although, it is noteworthy that Valve is jumping into an already robust selection and growing pool of HMD offerings. With increasingly improving specs mind you. that's not necessary an indication of longevity though anymore then a quick demise.

Anyone who claims to have all the answers at this point should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Fad
Gimmick
Not ready for prime time

All are definitive absolute answers where none actually exist with respect to where we are in the development cycle of this segment of the market.

In other words its too early to tell. If someone is pushing too hard one way or the other, then they are likely doing so because they wish it to be so rather then know it to be so. For whatever reason,.....

Anyone can make a guess now about something undetermined and they might even end up being right as it is essentially a 50 / 50 proposition. However, it would be a coincidence.
 
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