Guns, audio and eye-tracking: VR nearly ready for prime time

GDC Virtual reality reemerged in the past couple of years as a hot tech topic. However, the unfortunate truth – fiercely ignored by its passionate advocates – is that it hasn't been ready for primetime.

That situation has changed this week at the 2018 Games Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, USA. It's now looking as though the next generation of systems coming online might actually kickstart a whole new market, if they are ever released.

It's not going to happen immediately – all the most-promising products at this tech summit have yet to hit the market – but pretty much every barrier to mainstream adoption has been solved by one of the companies in the Moscone Center's enormous rooms. It's just a matter of time before it all comes together.