EA Founder Is No Fan of Virtual Reality


Virtual reality and the different companies making the headsets are becoming mainstream. Even though most gamers might not have the technology at their disposal or for in Sony’s case, yet to release their VR headset, the popularity is sky high. However, if you were to ask Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts founder, about expectations of VR in the coming years, Trip will easily side against the use of these devices that “nobody really cares about.”

I feel like everyone is able to have an opinion and while the hate train for EA can easily be boarded, Trip Hawkins does make a pretty valid point. During a talk with GameSpot, Trip revealed that he wasn’t a fan of the whole virtual reality headset movement that’s been happening. Though the reasons he gives does make sense, I’m sure that VR developers are looking to figure out a way to bridge these gaps.

Trip revealed that the reason he didn’t care for VR is that it cuts out interaction with the real world. For instance, you can’t make eye contact with friends, stumbling to find your phone once it rings could easily cause you to knock over your beverage among other small issues that we might not immediately think of.

Personally, I’m not really a big fan of goggles. I don’t really think that it’s necessary. Having to put on glasses is kind of annoying and alienating. If I’m in my home, playing games, I don’t want to knock my beer over, I don’t want to not be able to find my phone if it rings; I don’t want to not be able to make eye contact with other people in the room, you know?


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