Stuart Ewen Product Manager at ESL explains why VR can only ever provide a taste of the real thing in Esports w/ Mark Register.
Mark – When is it going to be as good if not better watching this event from home than as if I was here?
Stuart – That’s a tricky question.
Honestly, I think never.
There’s something about being in an arena surrounded by thousands of fans that I don’t think you’ll ever be able to convey to people.
But VR… when I first played a VR Shooter called the Brookhaven Experiment I got a physical reaction from the game.
I was actually scared.
A zombie came up and punched me, I cringed, I flinched, and I started sweating.
If we’re able to capture the right moments at the event, I think that’ll deliver a taste of what it’s like to be there but there’s just an electricity and an energy in the venue I don’t think can be replicated by anything.