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When watching this I had one of those moments like "this is the future/ this is going to change everything!" 

[Warning! Long rant about the disappearance of gamedev programmers as a separate class below]

I mean, I don't know the actual stage of this yet, as in if it is still just a cool tech demo or how ready/practical this is, but in a few years this will be the new norm - like, imagine having the Rift V3  with some insane resolution - it will be better than having multiple monitors for code, and even if you are developing a 2d mobile game you could still make it while being in VR

However, my biggest fear is - if this goes the way it is going, this will open up the world of gamedev to even more people - I can already imagine kids seeing this and thinking "hey- this is cool/easy! I want to try this!" - and who wouldn't? I would. 

Imagine 5-10 years from now: phones will be orders of magnitude faster and the current iphone7 will seem like an old nokia, and everyone who wishes will be able to make a game in a short while after imagining it and share it with everyone. You might point out the technical aspects such as needing to know how to code,  and other things such as optimisation/plugins/etc - but with the existence "drag and drop" tools today, these barriers are being eroded. Gone are the days when you needed to be able to write a 3d engine or be a tech genius to make a game - these days anyone can do it. Sure, currently if you are a novice/don't know how to code, your abilities will be limited, but with technology going the way it is going, I can imagine a future where 10 year old kids will be able to put on their VR displays, create their levels/environments, through a combination of vr 3d modelling and using pre-used assets, and then when it comes to coding simply either using some intuitive visual system or verbally explaining what they want to the future generation of AI's such as Microsoft's cortana or Apple's Siri.  They will probably look back at these ages as we look back to ancient egypyt, where writing was a profession, same as being a doctor or layer and and not a universal skill. I believe, game development is heading this way, and it is already happening.. gradually. Every new unity asset and feature that makes gamedev 0.01% easier brings us closer and closer to this. now I must get some sleep. 

1993 - Doom 1 was created. It required an entire team of people to make it, and it was a technical feat at the time, and the brightest of minds, such as John Carmack, worked on it

2016- I can open Unity, make a prototype in half a day or so, and if you don't include things such as music and some art which still need to be outsourced, I could have a doom clone done in under a month, including level design, menus, enemy AI, weapons, etc

2030 - Anyone can create their own Doom 1 and countless other games, however "the experts" that do this professionally will still lead the game dev industry, since, just like anyone can write books, we still prefer to read books of good authors

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Nice!
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OK, when I work on the PC I move my hand barely, and click with my finger.

Who is seriously going to stand and wave their hands around for longer than 10 minutes.
Im not bashing this at all, looks awesome, but there are some serious limitations, ton of people get sick
even after 10 seconds of putting on the vr gear. A yoga class lasts max 45 minutes and you start cramping.

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nice sharing best games yeah technology is moving very fast but automatic tools cant change coding i think we need manually coding coz even advanced ai always needs good code in backend and one thing i think we are near where we will not able able advance this technology remember for some people next iphone is technology but if we see first we have java based phones now android , ios we are upgrading old technology and making new every year we add more and more transistor in processor , i think in future human mind will stuck to explore new things if we see we dont know about how our body work we have scentific explanations but thats not accurate they change in few years.

i heard so many scienctist saying that they dont have accurate explanation about anything.
we will have automatic software like we have now but they will not able to create complex things adding complexity needs programmer and also people say AI will make loose people jobs we can code ai more advanced but we cant make powerful machine which can work like human body .
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Very cool post, thanks for sharing [smile]
For me I think VR is definitely a deeper experience, more immersive. And it definitely has a lot of real world use such as training simulations and learning apps. I don't think it will replace standard gaming for a while but I can it being an extra area of gaming which people will flock to. PS4 VR sold out immediately in the Game store in UK. And recently I played The Climb on Oculus which blew me away:

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Happy Developing [smile]
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