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Published on January 7th, 2019 | by Emergent Enterprise


Five Big Questions Facing The VR Industry In 2019

Emergent Insight:

A good outlook here on VR in 2019 from Jamie Feltham of uploadvr.com. VR hardware and software is becoming lighter and more powerful and providing a better user experience. The big question is, outside of gaming, how will the enterprise take advantage of these improvements and innovations? Stay tuned.

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Five Big Questions Facing The VR Industry In 2019

Between the launch of Oculus Go, Vive Pro and an onslaught of new titles, 2018 was a busy year for VR. But it’s no secret that more exciting developments lay ahead for 2019. Current PC VR headsets are starting to get a little long in the tooth and in need of a refresh, whereas the advent of position-tracked standalone headsets could open the doors to a whole new audience.

We’ve looked ahead to the new year and come up with five big questions the VR industry faces in 2019.

Is Oculus Quest VR’s Mainstream Moment?

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Oculus Quest has a lot of buzz around it. It’s Facebook’s second standalone VR headset, but it surpasses Go with full six degrees of freedom (6DOF) tracking comparable to what you’d find on PC VR, without the need to hook it up to an expensive rig. With a $399 ‘all-in’ price tag and high profile ports of games like Superhot and The Climb lined up, some hope that this might finally be the VR headset to give the industry the kickstart it needs.

But it’s far from set in stone. Quest might be a powerful bit of kit for a mobile headset but it still won’t be able to match up to Rift, Vive or even PSVR. Developers are going to run into restrictions that might impact the overall immersion the platform is capable of. We also still have a lot of questions about battery life and the extent to which the inside-out tracking holds up. Facebook has a lot to prove before we place all our hopes on Oculus Quest.

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