Are Bad Hardware and Games Ruining Virtual Reality?

By Jamie Carter

Dmitry Bagrov, Managing Director at DataArt UK, weighs in on the argument whether smart phone-based systems will change the concept of virtual reality, stressing the importance of quality original content.

“At this point I do not believe that Oculus Rift or HTC Vive offer a particularly different experience,’ says Dmitry Bagrov, UK MD of global technology consulting firm DataArt. ‘There is nothing especially different about these platforms, and right now they are not offering much of a 'wow' factor.”

But Bagrov does think that the game-changer will be the Sony's PlayStation VR, which the company plans on releasing on October 13.

“Exclusive content is the key here, and as Sony has the capacity to create this, the competition between smartphone reliant and purpose built systems will really start to kick-off.”

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