High end PC VR will never be mainstream, it is just too niche, it is a niche within a niche, which means adoption rate will only remain with the elitists.
To take something mainstream you have to redefine the paradigm, and I was sceptical to begin with just how good the Oculus Go actually is, especially when you drop on a really polished title. I was blown away. This portable device that was 3DOF was just so simple to pop on and use anywhere, no need for getting tangled in wires or even setup, if i wanted to play a game, i just popped it on my head and played the game. I found myself going for the Oculus Go with titles i had on other platforms just for ease of use, and the graphics held up on those games. Still blown away by End Space on it.
Now with the Quest around the corner, offering the freedom of the Go mixed with 6DOF and the ability to play AAA titles this is where I want to be at.
Some say the Quest is a step backwards, but I don't see it that way at all, it is more a step sideways, and in many ways a step forward. It is a step forward for untethered full freedom play almost anywhere VR, and it opens up the gates for going forward in a new direction, it is only a matter of time before we get fully wireless cloud based PC VR experiences, and when that day comes, something like the Quest will be ready to play.
With no full complete 1:1 freedom of movement eg. Running. All the experiences are half baked. Until we crack the movement issue, VR is severely hindered.
The WalkOVR device looks like an interesting thing, it allows free locomotion without a treadmill in VR on pretty much any headset including the Oculus Go. You just jog on the jog on the spot, or run on the spot.
But the future of VR is not with some sort of external intrusive, it is with technonly that can translate neuronic and brain activity into VR, and the trst they are currently doing look amazing. but this has its caveat, it means in place of exercising the body for movement, you would be stationary, not physically moving at all, yet in VR you would be running jumping, using 6 arms as if you really had them or even psychic powers.
This is way off, but most of the reserch does translate into the medical field to help those with who need replacement limbs and motor function disorders.