Because not all of the player base wants to use VR, or can afford this gaming technology, or are immune from health issues using said technology to play the game.
Bruh'... FPS doesn't have to be gory.If first person shooting is a large part of the 2020 update that will be the end of the road for me. The last thing I want is to turn Elite into another stupid gore-fest of an FPS game. There are many others to choose from if that is what I wanted. I am actually extremely worried that this is going to be a large part of the focus of the 2020 update and that this will end my time with Elite Dangerous because I don't like ultra-violent games.