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'VR Is So Not Dead,' Developer Survios Says

The company has created hit VR titles such as Raw Data and Sprint Vector.

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VR developer Survios has gotten some solid recognition for recent VR titles Raw Data a Sprint Vector, with the latter taking Shack's E3 VR Game of the Show. While VR's future in the market has been called into question recently, Survios Design Director Mike McTyre pushed back.

"VR is so not dead. It is sill growing," he told Shacknews in an interview. "They are still selling more Rifts. They are selling more Vives. They are selling more PlayStation VRs. The market is growing, albeit a little slower than people wanted it to, but the hardware's still pushing. And there's more hardware coming out later this year, too."

McTyre said that stories like that are not asking the right questions when it comes to the technology. "It's not a question of 'Is VR the future,'" he said. "It's 'How long is it going to take to get here.' It might just take a few more years than people anticipate."

Granted, Survios is a VR company that has its livelihood invested in the success of VR. "We just want VR to succeed in all forms," McTyre said. So his statements may be expected  But to paraphrase Mark Twain: The reports of VR's death appear to be greatly exaggerated.

The full exchange starts around 17:40.

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    June 20, 2017 10:22 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, 'VR Is So Not Dead,' Developer Survios Says

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      June 20, 2017 11:15 AM

      But the internet told me vr was dead, does fake news really exist?

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        June 20, 2017 12:52 PM

        McTyre said that stories like that are not asking the right questions when it comes to the technology. "It's not a question of 'Is VR the future,'" he said. "It's 'How long is it going to take to get here.' It might just take a few more years than people anticipate."

        His answer would have worked in the 1990s too.

        Can't fault him, they probably began developing this when VR still looked like the revolutionary new platform and people were riding the hype train. Have to do whatever they can to make some money on that work.

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      June 20, 2017 12:48 PM

      RIP VR March 2016 - March 2016

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        June 20, 2017 1:09 PM

        it led a life full of realities

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      June 20, 2017 1:37 PM

      I like Survios, excited for their next Raw Data update.

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      June 20, 2017 2:14 PM

      I think VR will be dead after the third article saying "VR is not dead!"