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VR – The Game Changing Factor in Online Gaming

George Miller



VR – The Game Changing Factor in Online Gaming
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It is no surprise that immersive technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) are transforming the gaming landscape by promising a major revolution in the domain – bringing about 3-D simulations. For gamers, this is no less than dreams coming true.

And, hence, more and more people are seen wearing head gears, allowing motion tracking, interactive graphics and 3-D effects, delving deep into a unique gaming experience, pixel by pixel.

It is worth noting that while a number of prominent market players such as Nintendo, Apple, Microsoft and Sony hold a considerable share of the market’s growth pie, a number of smaller players are quite active in the playfield, upping the ante and thereby, intensifying the competition.

Market Dynamics – Low Down on Competitive Landscape and Beyond
It might put things in some perspective if advancements of virtual reality in gaming are spelled out since the rage and frustration of PokemonGo were first experienced hands-on by an ever eager community of serious gamers. For one, it led to people seeking a more natural way of gaming – they looked for a technology where instead of swiping, one could use actual hand movements which is more natural.

This is actually made a reality by researchers from Brown University, who are using in in an app called Portal-ble. While, it is not a gaming app, it does reflect on the level of innovation the field is deep into.

Additionally, Sandbox VR raised another round of funding in its celebrity party round fund raising initiative last month (October 2019) – a strategic investment move that helped it gather USD 11 million. It might be of some interest to note here that in the beginning of the year of 2019, it raised USD 68 million in Series A.

Here, it will not be wrong to say that uniqueness of product and its marketing b Sandbox VR is at play in attracting a star studded interest from across fields – Silicon Valley giants to actual movie stars, David Sacks to Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake. It is proffers a blend of gaming zones in retail outlets, bringing forth a proposition that is hard to ignore – an arcade with technology that costs a bomb and hooks gamers like never seen before.

Future of Futuristic Technology Decoded
As per Transparency Market Research analysis of the global virtual in gaming market, the landscape will witness a stellar Compound Annual Growth Rate of about 39.2% over the coming years.

One of the most significant factors driving growth here, other than technological promise of viewing the world in expanding concentric circles, creating an art form that is game-changing in the true-sense of the word, is growing affluence in the world. As disposable incomes are peaking at a notable pace, novel tech is not as beyond means as it once used to be and this is responsible for growing demand in the global virtual reality in gaming market.

While, leaps have been made in developing the tech, more remains to be done if players are to maintain edge over the rising competition. Keeping gamers at the heart of the scheme will hold key to all future growth.

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