Majority of PC users won't upgrade for VR, says Valve survey

And nearly 70 per cent will not move their computers to accommodate for virtual reality experiences
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Developers working on VR projects would do well to keep PC players’ current set-ups in mind as most potential adopters plan to hold on to their current rig.

In a survey carried out buy Valve, 42 per cent of 2,000 respondents said they were not planning to upgrade their computer in order to support virtual reality devices, GamaSutra reports.

Developers will also need to be aware of the environment in which these players expect to be using VR devices, with 42 per cent saying that their primary PC is currently in their bedroom. The vast majority – 69 per cent – said they would not move their PC in order to accommodate for virtual reality experiences.

This could prove to be something of a stumbling block for Valve, as the company’s motion-tracking controllers built for its own SteamVR devices are optimised for areas of 15 square feet. The average floor space that survey respondents are willing to set aside for virtual reality devices is just under nine square feet.

Only seven per sent of respondents said they planned to set up a dedicated VR room. 

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