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Will VR Change the World of Gaming?

Author: Dmytro Voloshyn
20-Dec-2018

Category: Opinion

Of the many realms that have great potentials for VR, the world of gaming is probably one of the most exciting. Gaming on computers has been around for several decades now. With each new generation of gaming hardware, enthusiasts have hoped for a more immersive experience. This is why when the first VR device launched at the turn of the decade, gaming enthusiasts were among the first to embrace the technology.

Will VR Change the World of Gaming?

VR as a whole has not grown as fast as many had forecasted. But the technology has definitely been profound in growth. As of now, VR has many opportunities and it is just a matter of time before it changes the world of gaming completely.

The situation of the market

The gaming market is already full of VR devices. Some of the common brands that you will come along include Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and HTC Vive. These devices have brought a whole new experience to the gaming world and only rave reviews have been recorded so far. While VR providers are still improving the technology in various ways, gaming enthusiasts are having experiences that have never been realized before.

Gamers no longer sit in front of the screen the whole time. instead, the VR experience is all around the player. Because of the enthusiasm that the devices have been met with, the virtual reality stocks has seen great interest from investors across the board.

The VR providers that are already in the market are also capitalizing on what they know. Sony has been focusing on providing affordable devices for the masses. Some of these devices are not top-notch but the market has embraced them anyway. Some of the areas that are yet to be optimized include motion control on headset devices. There is competition in the market and it is only a matter of time before performance issues are completely solved.

How VR will change gaming experiences

In the modern day, almost every video game is hosted online. While many of the games that VR supports are offline, it does not mean that the tech cannot support online games. Indeed, online gaming operators have been focusing on providing VR gamers with viable options. There is no doubt that VR online gaming will be an instant hit with gamers. Indeed, the whole online video spectrum will be changed by VR.

Most of the game providers have been almost caught off-guard by the VR technology. This is why many of the games that have been released have had challenges with the technology. The market has, therefore, had to deal with games that were either released too early, or they were built without full functionality. It might be tough to expect game developers to create fully functional games for the platform which has only been around for just a few years. What can be expected though is a complete change in the market in a few years when the trial and error phase is done.

VR devices will improve

While the game development market works on improving products, the VR devices market will also evolve. As of now, high-resolution VR devices are still in the concept stage. This will likely change soon as the technology is already there. The prospects of the VR market will thus change with such devices being in the market. Developers, gamers and other stakeholders in the VR industry will definitely be captivated by the technology. Having access to high-resolution devices has been a top priority for most gaming enthusiasts in the VR world.

The other major advancement that will change the gaming industry is the introduction of standalone VR headsets to the market. As of now, VR devices depend on mobile phones, PCs or consoles in order to work. This will change with future developments. The goal of the market is to be independent and thus have wider prospects. Indeed, the VR market is set for even bigger changes. As it is, the market has already captivated gaming enthusiasts. 

The mere experience has been phenomenal despite the basic technology that is prevalent. As technology improves, the VR gaming market will evolve fully. Better graphics, great content and standalone devices will be all crucial for taking the VR gaming world to the next stage.



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