Skip to main content

Chime in: Is VR doomed to fail already?

With the release of major PC-based systems Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in 2016, VR got a huge boost. This was followed up later by Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), which again gave the industry a bit of a punch in the arm.

Best laptop for VR

Those who own a VR headset will probably tell you that it's not going anywhere — for a lot of people, it's just too much fun to imagine disappearing — while others will let you know that it was doomed from the start. Windows Central forum member rodneyej recently created a thread asking if VR is already becoming an afterthought.

Is AR/VR already becoming an after thought in the tech world, and for consumers? Is it too soon? Did AR/VR not pan out to be the industry shifting new technology that we thought it would be?..... Thoughts?


Rodneyej also asks whether VR turned out to be as "industry-shifting" as once thought and whether it's too soon for this type of experience to become ultra popular. Could wireless headsets be the trigger? What about higher-res displays?

Best Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Head over to the forum and share your opinion on the state of VR. There are no wrong answers here; just bring a solid argument and let it be heard.

Join the discussion on the Windows Central forum

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.