W|W: The Wearable Weekly – Apple’s AR glasses

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  • Smanny

    As far as the part where “77% of devs believe AR/MR will be more popular than VR, long-term says survey (Gamasutra)”. To actually say AR will be more popular is actually wrong in my opinion. Especially when AR is so different to VR. MR is really the best of both worlds. It should probably say that 77% of the developers believe that MR will become more popular than AR and VR alone. But to say that AR will become more popular than VR is just wrong. VR offers you full immersion into a game or app. Something that AR cannot do because you are looking at the real world as well as what is presented to you. These are two different things. I know since I have a lot of VR systems and even wrote some AR and VR apps myself. However I can see MR taking over both AR and VR. Since it offers the best of both worlds. With MR you still have the ability to have full immersive games and apps that VR brings to the table, plus you have AR which brings you the real world as well. As a matter of fact their is going to be some MR headsets going to be released this year. They look like VR headsets however, they have a VR display with cameras in front, that can not only track a users hands or objects in the immediate vacinity to that headset, but those cameras can also bring in the real world as well for the AR part. Hence MR.

    So to say that “77% of devs believe AR/MR will be more popular than VR” is wrong in my opinion.