Madness! Does anyone ever fear that all these big companies will take over VR and not leave room for the little guys? I mean what is a loq-income customer to do? I hope they have some indie companies like makerbot that try to break in the market and make for themselves to cater to the little guy. Finger crossed!
Madness! Does anyone ever fear that all these big companies will take over VR and not leave room for the little guys?
Well, Facebook/Oculus just went the opposite direction and closed their in-house studio, in favor of putting more resources into indie developers and the general ecosystem.
*If* Google bought them to make any kind of content (i.e. not just for the gesture technology), then the idea is probably to take a page out of the playbook of console manufacturers (with Nintendo being the prime example). So, they might provide a few top-notch first party titles, in order to show off the platform and get people interested.
But I really think they want to be in the platform business rather than the content business. So, the vast majority of titles will be made others and they'll just take a cut of everything sold through the Play store, as well as harvesting usage data from all the users.