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How long will it be, before we get a app that everyone wants?

CongratsulationsCongratsulations Posts: 70
Hiro Protagonist
how long do you think it will take before we will get a VR app which everyone wants? What kind of app will it be? 
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  • MAC_MAN86MAC_MAN86 Posts: 1,097
    Neo
    The APP that will control Drones via HOTAS. How long? Probably as a blackmarket so available soon if someone has the guts!
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 742
    3Jane
    If everyone wants it..... I don't want it. Time to move on. Too many sheep.
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,126 Valuable Player
    Not everybody likes the same thing, people just choose the apps they like. So I don't think we will see an app everybody wants..
  • Nekto2Nekto2 Posts: 168
    Art3mis
    You mean VR app to read and comment on this forum? :lol:

    For now only web browser is an app that everyone is using... and not in VR. Why?
  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 687
    Neo
    edited August 2018
    Does he mean a game or software? I'm confused lol. 

    I think the closest thing we have come to an ultimate app that everyone thinks is brilliant is Google Earth VR, that is the best app imo. It's brilliant, and I hope they keep improving it. 

    Before my last holiday to Norway/Oslo, I was able to view my hotel through this app and check out the local area and beeches etc, it really made things easier when I got there because I knew where I was going. I think eventually when everyone has VR in the home this will be the no.1 used software.
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,504 Power Poster
    Does he mean a game or software? I'm confused lol. 

    I think the closest thing we have come to an ultimate app that everyone thinks is brilliant is Google Earth VR, that is the best app imo. It's brilliant, and I hope they keep improving it. 

    Before my last holiday to Norway/Oslo, I was able to view my hotel through this app and check out the local area and beeches etc, it really made things easier when I got there because I knew where I was going. I think eventually when everyone has VR in the home this will be the no.1 used software.

    Beat me to it!

    I keep on meaning to go back and check it out again to see how many more areas they've added since I last saw it.

    Such an outstanding piece of software.

    The first thing my Mum said when I showed her her bungalow in Broadstairs in Kent was, 'Oh great, now I can have a nose around my neighbour's gardens'. lol  :D :D :D
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  • CongratsulationsCongratsulations Posts: 70
    Hiro Protagonist
    I suppose both?
  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,631 Valuable Player
    Ilovethis said:
    how long do you think it will take before we will get a VR app which everyone wants? What kind of app will it be? 
    Probably never.  No other platforms have an app or program that EVERYONE wants.
  • MowTinMowTin Posts: 1,119
    Wintermute
    VR stands for Virtual Reality. To have a real virtual reality you need a virtual world. 

    VR needs an engaging thriving open virtual city with NPC's and real players. 

    VR needs the Oasis like in Ready Player One. 
  • kernowkernow Posts: 732
    Trinity
    No such thing exists in any realm. Even in food, not everybody wants chicken, and not everyone wants beef, not everyone wants meat, and there are many people who do not even want solid food and avoid it. And with things that are not necessities (unlike eating), there is a huge portion of the population, like Richooal, which become repelled by things that become very popular (same thing happens in the rest of the animal kingdom... it's a great built-in survival strategy/instinct that ensures a portion of the population survives if something popular turns out to be deadly and kills the "sheep").
  • LuluViBritanniaLuluViBritannia Posts: 404
    Trinity
    As everybody else said, it simply does not exist, even in other platforms and media xD!
    We don't need "one single app", we need "several apps from all genres", so that everyone can get what they want.
    And every genre is already available in VR. Hell, I'll even dare say that some of them already have VR killer-apps (all the sim genres, the FPS genre, the Rythm-based genre, but also horror, RPG, RTS and zombie-killing).
    But even the other genres already have great games.
    As for the "VR-specific genre", there already are a lot of unique software. Somebody already mentionned Google Earth VR (it just feels so great to fly like Superman xD ; also, it does allow some sort of "visit"), but there is also Tilt Brush, Quill and Medium. Those four are perfect to introduce VR. But if Tilt Brush is usually available to test in stores, it's not the case of the others...

    The problem with VR content isn't the content itself: it's the marketing
    - First and foremost, VR is hard to describe. Thus it's hard for it to appeal without trying it.
    - Then, as most of the market is indie, there is very few actual advertisement. The good games are flooded in the amount of sh*t that's being released everyday. Even the VR community isn't properly introduced to the VR content...
    - The demonstrations in stores are not really convincing. As they're short (10-15 minutes?), some apps just aren't properly introduced. Of course 15 minutes is enough to show VR, but not to show the VR content. For example, when I tried out Tilt Brush, I was impressed but as I suck as an artist, my drawing was lame xD! I would have loved it if I had been able to load the works of other people.
    - Finally, the public is misinformed a lot. SO many BS we can hear on VR : those who say it's "gadget" without trying it, those who say it's "dangerous for health", ... I even met someone who refused to try out a Rift because they had tried VR 20 years ago and it made them sick back then. Of course in 20 years the tech hasn't evolved, everyone knows that, it's obvious...

    Anyway, I think the main problem of VR right now is not the content, it's the lack of actual good demonstration and proper advertisement.
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    Currently plays on :

    - Beat Saber.
    - Windlands.
    - Skyrim VR.

    I use VR for :
    - Games.
    - Art Software (Tilt Brush, Oculus Medium, Mocu Mocu Dance).
    - Cinema VR (Oculus Desktop or Virtual Desktop).

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  • Little.Robot.FairyLittle.Robot.Fairy Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    MowTin said:
    VR stands for Virtual Reality. To have a real virtual reality you need a virtual world. 

    VR needs an engaging thriving open virtual city with NPC's and real players. 

    VR needs the Oasis like in Ready Player One. 
    The closest thing we have to that right now is VRChat.
    It has a long way to go, but I am totally addicted.

    It has lost a bit of popularity since the first meme and youtuber craze. But still has a healthy population. It had its "Pokemon Go" moment back around December. Hopefully more people will come back when it becomes better optimized and updated to the recent Unity version, and Udon is properly implemented.

    Either that, or someone will be ambitious enough to make an improved competitor to VRChat and people will jump over.
    Old VR PC: HP Pavillion Power,  Intel Core i5-7400, NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB Graphics, 8 GB RAM
    New VR PC: HP Omen 880-130,    Intel Core i7-8700K, GTX 1080TI, 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD

    What I use VR for:
    VRChat! Also, Airtone, Beat Saber, OrbusVR, SkyrimVR and DolphinVR

    Features I most want:
    1. Full Body Tracking 2. Full finger tracking 3. Haptics 4. Wireless Tracking 5. Wider FOV 6. Improved Resolution/Less Screendoor
  • inovatorinovator Posts: 1,310
    Wintermute
    What game does everyone want? Answer: it doesn't exist.all have different tastes. If you mean killer app,it doesnt exist. The killer app is vr 
  • hoppingbunny123hoppingbunny123 Posts: 358
    Nexus 6
    edited September 2018
    i would like a camera around distant lands like tokyo to look around in in an official high quality picture thats live. that would be a gud app. go to the arab world, uk, americas, fiji, australia, taiwan, all around and watch people walk around town, hear the wind in my ear, go to concerts in korea and watch kpop stars like black pink or red velvet live.
  • LuluViBritanniaLuluViBritannia Posts: 404
    Trinity
    i would like a camera around distant lands like tokyo to look around in in an official high quality picture thats live.

    I can only recommend you take a look at the various 360 videos that are available on the net ^^. It may not be live, but the quality can be very good.
    My current config : HP Omen laptop, 8 GB RAM, Intel i5-7300HQ @2.5GHz + Nvidia GTX 1050 (2GB VRAM).

    Currently plays on :

    - Beat Saber.
    - Windlands.
    - Skyrim VR.

    I use VR for :
    - Games.
    - Art Software (Tilt Brush, Oculus Medium, Mocu Mocu Dance).
    - Cinema VR (Oculus Desktop or Virtual Desktop).

    "Everything changes. Even the happy or funny things disappear. Can I still enjoy this place anyway?"
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