I consider virtual reality to be as big as the internet itself, but it’s important to realize that it’s not here yet. We’re still in the very early days, and I-Novae Studios can’t leverage virtual reality in any significant way because so few people have VR gear.
If I-Novae Studios wanted it as a stretch goal, they’d really have to get folks excited about virtual reality for Infinity:Battescape. That is, 360 videos on YouTube, sessions using the game with VR gear, and so on. Without that tie, backers would have to find their own inspiration to contribute extra to reach the stretch goal, and also pay for virtual reality hardware. INS would have to make people think of VR when they think of I:B, and vice-versa.
I think that INS’s best way to pursue funding related to VR is to go to Facebook and other companies interested in pushing VR to ask for funds so that they can make an awesome VR experience. Imagine just wandering through a solar system at will with VR gear on. No ship, no HUD, nothing but a realistic procedural galaxy (as opposed to No Man’s Sky’s galaxy).