While talking with reporters at a Wall Street Journel conference, James Cameron explained why he wasn’t excited about VR technology like Oculus Rift.
“There seems to be a lot of excitement around something that, to me, is a yawn, frankly…”
It seems like a strange comment and stance from the director who probably has benefited the most from other “improved” visual formats, namely the resurgance of 3D movies. Avatar has grossed over two billion dollars since it’s release in 2009, and currently has sequel in production.
His comments seem to indicate that since this is just an extension of current video games that it isn’t that big of a deal.
“If you want to move through a virtual reality it’s called a video game, it’s been around forever.”
What do you think, is Mr. Cameron losing his edge here or is he correct that current VR technology in development really not that big of a deal? We would love to hear your comments below.