Well, here’s my thoughts on if VR is a ‘game’ changer. No, I don’t think so.
Why? Because it’s just not good. Or at least it’s not good right now.
The thing that VR is trying to accomplish with gaming is a complete disconnection from the current reality and replacing it with all the senses of being in an alternate, virtually composed, reality. And in doing that you have to take away all the senses you can and replace them with connections to an alternate reality. Hence the strap-on screen that they’ve been working on so hard. But the problem with this is that if you only take the senses you can (sight, and sound) you leave behind the others that ground you to real reality and somewhat spoil the experience. The most important sense being the sense of touch, you leave that and you play a game while still in the same room that you were in before. You don’t transport yourself or create a virtual experience that has you feeling physically like you are in another place. Which is why the technology is so limited because for real movement to be incorporated into the game, they had to make a whole series of boxes with sensors and lasers to detect you in a room that you have completely cleared out (which most people don’t have) and even then you are still limited by the amount of space in the room. And the terrain is even still the same.
So in conclusion, VR is not a thing that can necessarily be used to it’s full potential now (full potential being perhaps a dream state in which your brain does all the processing for the movement and senses and stuff, if only we could control dreams…) due to the lack of technology we have readily availble and affordable to create a perfect virtual experience.
What is the future? I don’t really know, and I wouln’t stress on trying to find out, just let it happen.