October is VR’s biggest month: Google Daydream, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR
Even if you’ve tried virtual reality or already own a VR system, nothing has prepared you for what’s coming over the next month. Three major VR platforms are expected to launch before Thanksgiving Day with massive announcements and retail roll-outs in the works.
The technology is still the stuff of science fiction for most people: VR may have appeared in a couple news reports or been seen as an ad for the Samsung Gear VR on TV a couple times. Maybe you even own a Google Cardboard box you can slip your phone inside. That, though, is not representative of the new generation of VR technology about to hit the market next month. Soon, it will be hard to escape the fact that VR is here to stay.
As someone who obsessively followed this technology since 2012, I’ve gotten to watch the steady growth of this industry beginning with just a Kickstarter campaign. After two years, it was an industry seeing countless experts hired by tech giants and billions of dollars invested by the likes of Facebook, Sony, and Google. Over the next few years, platform construction accelerated and the first consumer products debuted.
Now, though, the real excitement begins.