Since home videogame consoles came into existence, many manufacturers would always vie for the top spot as the competition looks to be fierce right from the onset; and this rivalry continues on within the modern age as virtual reality devices now take center stage within the videogame industry.
Rivalry Among Virtual Reality Headsets Looks to Become Fierce
At the time of writing, two of the large names in the current virtual reality industry have already released their own devices – the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Although, another side of the story is when they’ll arrive into the homes of those who have pre-ordered them. Many would already take note as the situation as “there’s no use crying over spilt milk,” as the issue with regards to shipping/ordering is now exhausting at this point.
However, what can be seen within the virtual reality community is that there are a lot of things already going on despite the fact that the aforementioned headsets have only been officially launched just recently. While it would seem that the “tribes” have been at war with each other just recently, in truth they have been formed a good long while ago. Now, they have been geared up for war in multiple facets across the World Wide Web. They have been seen in forums, comments in blogs, and in subreddits.
There are some journalists who seem to be disappointed by what is happening with the community, and even VR developers themselves share the same sentiments. VR headset manufacturers are seen to almost never express any hostility towards their competitors, but the fandom speaks otherwise.
The general idea being promoted by VR in its current state is that it should all be about love, peace, and harmony. Whether people are gunning in acquiring the Rift, the Vive, or the soon-to-come PlayStation VR, everyone is working hard towards the common goal in getting the technology to be mass produced. In other words, when one platform makes progress, then the others make progress as well.
Such is the story of rivalry within the virtual reality industry; one company would try to outdo the other in a friendly competition to see who gets the better device, and of course, who gets more sales. There are many who respect this idea, in theory. At the time of writing, VR is still very new and has too many challenges to mention at the moment. Right now, VR companies are aiming to refine their own take on the technology to let them gain the upper hand within the competition and win the hearts (and wallets) of the general public.