Why have game designers strayed away from virtual reality games?

United States
February 21, 2012 7:46am CST
Virtual reality was all the rage a few years ago, but game designers seem to have strayed away from this technology in favor of the new game systems we have today. Why do you think this has happened, and do you think we will ever be able to play a game that puts the player inside the game?
1 response
21 Feb 12
the simple answer is that there is more money in games such as FPS's more people play them, there is less they have to worry about so the production is quicker. its easier to make them look prettier so theres another selling point. less ideas are needed to be put into the game. were as virtual reality games. they need a geniune idea to get the game to shift. consoles took over aswell, if a company made a game purely for pc, they would loose a large margine of custome. its alot harder to make a virtual game for console due to the lack of keys for controlls.
• United States
21 Feb 12
I hate when profit comes ahead of advancement. I think this is the reason why so many companies fail because they are too busy duplicating whats already out there instead of trying to innovate. I know one day we will be able to play a true VR game but I hope its before Im too old to enjoy it.