With the upcoming release Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus to the daily gamer, and the likelihood that in the next decade you’ll probably have one of these two devices in your home, nay-sayers are already saying “Nay!” to the prospective dangers of them. And not just any old dangers, they’re predicting full on death should I user be particularly prone to anxiety while using them to play a particularly scary game.
While we’ve already nearly had total heart failures playing the likes of Silent Hill or Resident Evil in a dark room with the sound turned up high, we can only imagine how magnified that experience must be when you’re fully immersed into the game, with your every movement matched within the environment of the game, and the visuals and audio just about inescapable as they’re plonked right on to your eyes and ears.
If anything, this is going to do the VR devices a huge PR favour, with the eventual warning on the system and the accompanying games going along the lines of “Warning: this game may result in death”. If that isn’t an enticement to play, we don’t know what is!