VR option on the release pages?

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#1 by donkeyskin
2019-07-08 at 00:59
There are some virtual reality vns that have already been published nowadays. Some examples include Innocent Forest 2: The Bed in the Sky, Tokyo Chronos, and maybe even Project Lux (t8962 this one was deleted from the database but watching gameplay videos make me believe it counts as a vn).

Can a VR option be added on release pages? I think it's needed especially in case of VR-exclusive titles, so that they could be filtered out in searches since most don't own any VR headset.

I've also noticed that the Stereoscopic tag has been used for some VR titles (but not exclusively for them) and it's missing any vr/virtual reality aliases if that's the tag that should be used.
#2 by warfoki
2019-07-08 at 01:25
You might want to mention this in t950, as Yorhel watches that thread (and he's the only one who can get this added). This thread may or may not get noticed by him if the thread gets buried and no longer on the main page by the time he comes around.
#3 by dk382
2019-07-08 at 05:21
I feel like a tag is likely the best way to signify this. You could submit it as a child tag to Stereoscopic. What would we call it, though? "VR Game"? "VR Graphics"? Plain-jane Virtual Reality already exists to describe VR themes/settings.
#4 by yorhel
2019-07-08 at 06:50
I'm kinda with dk on this one. VR games are too rare still to warrant a DB flag and at this point, and it's not exactly release specific right now.

This thread may or may not get noticed by him

To be fair, I do generally notice suggestions in seperate threads just as well as in t950, but I often tend to ignore feature requests regardless of where they are posted. My answer is almost always the same: "Sounds good! Now someone has to figure out all the details, the implications, the solutions and finally implement it." New features get suggested an order of magnitude faster than any person can work them out, and it's an endless stream anyhow.
#5 by warfoki
2019-07-08 at 09:44
Thing is, this is release specific info, as some VNs might have a VR release on top of a normal one, so as a tag its far from ideal. It should be marked on the release page if it requires VR or not. Maybe add VR as a platform to the format page? Not ideal, as it is not really a platform, but it's still a far superior solution to using a tag for this.
#6 by ffthewinner
2019-07-08 at 14:56
i agree with TC,especially considering that a lot of the VR games are released in "VR Editions" and "non-VR Editions",and some VR games have VR as optional while others have it mandatory, so i think there should be "VR mandatory" and "VR optional" icons.
#7 by donkeyskin
2019-07-09 at 17:32
and some VR games have VR as optional while others have it mandatory, so i think there should be "VR mandatory" and "VR optional" icons.

How about new platform options? For example "Playstation VR", separate from Playstation 4 so they can both be selected for VR optional games; in case of VR mandatory games then only Playstation VR gets selected.
#8 by ffthewinner
2019-07-09 at 18:01
^playstation VR isnt a platform though. it is just an addon. so that wouldnt fit. same for the PC VR headsets.Last modified on 2019-07-09 at 18:02

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