James Cameron doesn’t think Oculus is a big deal


Avatar director James Cameron thinks about VR every day, but he doesn’t believe that Hollywood will take advantage of the technology for a few more years — and quite frankly, he doesn’t share all the recent hype about Oculus: “There seems to be a lot of excitement around something that is… a yawn to me,” Cameron said during an on-stage interview at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ.D Live conference in Southern California Wednesday.

Cameron dismissed Oculus as merely a display, albeit one with a good price point, for a technology that has been around for 20 years, quipping: “You want to move through a virtual reality? It’s called video game.”

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One of the main problems Cameron seemed to have with Oculus and similar approaches to VR is that they don’t actually offer new ways to tell stories. “Cinema is cinema, games are games,” Cameron said. But it would take a…

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