Oculus Connect 2, a VR conference hosted by the folks behind Oculus, is set for just a few weeks from now. You probably didn’t know that, and that’s because we don’t cover the VR scene heavily, and that’s because VR appears to go over like a ton of bricks with MMO die-hards unless we’re talking about the Zenimax/Oculus lawsuit (save some popcorn for me, guys).
But a few of you can’t stop dreaming about what a future of VR-enhanced MMOs might look like. Massively OP Kickstarter donor Revek is one such dreamer; for today’s Daily Grind, he asks, “How do you think virtual reality like Oculus is going to change MMOs?”
I don’t think VR is having much influence on older games, but there’s no question that nascent MMOs are planning for it the same way a lot of MMOs that came out in the last few years planned for browser or console in addition to PC. Wander, Second Life, Elite: Dangerous, EVE Valkyrie, and even Crowfall all have plans for integrating VR seamlessly. Whether that entices MMO audiences accustomed to point-and-click rather than ultra-realistic immersion is another story.
What do you think? How might VR reshape the MMOscape?