What’s missing from Amal’s love story with his PlayStation 4?

A 21-year-old talks about his love for exercising and staying fit and how he wishes his other love, playing VR on the PlayStation 4, allowed him to get a workout and stay fit whilst travelling different worlds and universes, of course, all in the virtual world.

What’s missing from Amal’s love story with his PlayStation 4?

Written by Sumeet Iyer


As part of a Poocho study aimed at understanding the Second Life gamers lead, I spoke to VR users based in New York. The interviews focused on understanding their own VR playing journey and habits, motivations to immerse themselves in VR, challenges they faced, and their expectations and experiences they sought from VR gaming. I spoke to Amal*, a young student based in Brooklyn, NY and his VR journey and experiences. VR for him was a way to blend his motivations of staying fit, getting together with friends and relaxing.

  • Male
  • 21 years old
  • Living with parents / family
  • Enjoys going to the gym, gardening and watching movies