- Jan 5, 2021
When their metaverse dreams inevitably fail, I hope Valve and Sony pick up the studios that they foolishly let go to Facebook. The next iterations of games like Beat Saber and Onward will not only Meta exclusive but proprietary to an ARM device where emulation may or may not be possible. Is Valve doing anything to subsidize VR development anymore? It's been a long time since I heard anything about this and so far it ain't working out too well. Assuming anyone received it in the first place.
I like this headline
Are any developers actually receiving Valve’s “pre-paid Steam revenue” VR funding?https://www.pcgamesn.com/valve-vr-funding
Valve has given up on VR. Not in any tangible sense, they still believe in it, but they are so easily distracted by other projects and have so many internal issues and infighting amongst their staff, that they can't be relied upon to deliver anything. They have hardly delivered any games in the last decade, and most of them have been shit.
As much as I absolutely despise Microsoft for the scummy, garbage company that they are, I am very sad that they pulled out of VR, since they basically left Meta with complete unchecked dominance. There used to be a lot of cheap, good quality VR headsets. Now there's only one.