Dev warns that VR could “scare someone to death”

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In a VR Q&A session VR at Unite 2014 in Seattle, Cloudhead Games’ Denny Unger warned of the responsibility developers need to consider when developing VR games.

GamesIndustry report that Unger warned of the immersive power of virtual reality, and says a VR game could literally scare someone to death, someone who suffers with a heart condition for example.

When asked about the “VR evils” that pioneering developers should avoid, he explained that he has “some pretty strong views on this.”

“The low hanging fruit of VR, to me, is horror games that purposely do jump scares. We’re very close to having the first death in VR – I firmly believe that.

“When the commercial version comes out, somebody is going to scare somebody to death – somebody with a heart condition or something like that. It is going to happen. Absolutely.”

Unger warned developers to take this seriousIy, get accustomed with dev kit and “understand the weight of that consequence.

“You really could kill somebody. You really could.

“We all have to be mindful of that,” he claimed

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