In a recent interview with Press Start, Alienware’s Product Manager, Joe Olmsted detailed his confidence in VR technology and it’s success with consumers.
“We couldn’t be more excited about Virtual Reality,” he said, adding, “We don’t have a wait and see approach because our customers don’t have a wait and see approach.”
However, Olmsted did concede, “VR is going to be absolutely an early adopter question in the beginning…”
Aware of the challenges and uncertainty surrounding VR, he referenced the failure of 3D in becoming the next big thing: “We’re not going to hit a home run every single time, you know obviously we though 3D was going to be the next thing and we had notebooks that had 3D in them. It’s kind of gone away so we’re not in the 3D business anymore…”
“…but this a lot bigger and a lot more involved and you see the content behind it, particularly what we’ve seen with Valve and with Oculus, and it’s gonna be hard to understand a world in five years without VR. It may not be in every home, but it’s gonna be on a lot of couches.”
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