The easy and the hard problems of VR

Wall Street analysts say virtual reality can’t go mainstream until these issues are fixed

Virtual reality is closer than ever to going mainstream— but the industry still has some major hurdles in its way. On Thursday, analysts at Oppenheimer published a report on the state of virtual reality, in which they outlined the most significant obstacles companies will face in the next couple of years. The analysts said that although the VR experience has improved over the decades, it’s not where most people want it to be. Here’s their overall outlook for the industry: “We expect gaming VR headset shipments to reach 5.6M units and $1.4B in sales by 2018. Our conservative outlook reflects our concerns over early generation products, which may disappoint consumers in the gaming experience and title support.” ….[READ]


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