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30th Time’s The Charm: Jesse Schell Reflects On 3 Decades In VR

Jesse Schell is incredibly bullish about VR. He’s also often very wrong about it. This is not something he hides, it’s actually something he seems to enjoy. In fact, Schell once revealed he thought VR would be a mainstream technology by around 2005. The jury’s still out but it’s looking like he was off by about 20 years or so.
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How Oculus Quest Saved Jesse Schell’s VR Predictions

In 2019, VR wasn’t where Jesse Schell thought it would be. We all know this story; slow uptake of PC VR headsets and the modest launch of Sony’s PSVR didn’t measure up to the analyst projections and business bets. Even decades of experience in VR — spanning all the way back to his time at Disney Imagineering in the mid-90’s — hadn’t given the Schell Games CEO the insight to buck that trend. He admitted as much to Upload when we spoke in January 2019.
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