A long while back I tried proper VR for the first time. It was amazing but at a high price at the VR experience store, so I only managed to persuade two friends to come if I payed a bit. Both of them are now planning to get VR when they doubted they’d care.
Now yesterday I bought a second hand Lenovo Explorer, and shown some other people. Now they’ve seen it they’re more than happy to pay the £400 price tag for the quest.
The problem with a lot of VR things, especially the cheap mobile headsets, is they’re advertised as amazing and people buy them thinking it’s proper VR. You can’t blame them because it is marketed like that. My problem is less with Daydream and Gear VR, as they do provide a good experience considering it’s mobile. It’s the other cheap pieces of plastic which are just expensive Google cardboards. From the looks of it, there is not even a controller to interact with in most of them.
Obviously there isn’t a way to stop this, and most people who have tried this wouldn’t pay for a better headset. Especially with the computer needed.
Although, I hope oculus quest can persuade more people to jump into VR! (And of course show their friends and get them into VR too)