VR Tech and Future Expectations in Gaming

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(Newswire.net — July 11, 2020) — Virtual Reality (VR) technology has been tipped to have a huge impact on the gaming industry for some time now, but the big explosion has not happened just yet.

Experts have predicted that the global VR in gaming market could be worth more than $48 billion by 2026, highlighting the huge potential in the sector.

With developers continuing to push the boundaries of tech, it is likely to only be a matter of time before the best VR games start to outstrip other formats in terms of sales.

Read on as we take a closer look at what the future holds for VR and gaming.

Hardware Will Keep Evolving

One of the biggest drawbacks of VR tech from a gaming perspective has been the cumbersome nature of the equipment.

However, developers have been working hard to address this issue and the impressive Oculus Quest is a perfect example of how far things have progressed in recent times.

As the tech advances further, it is anticipated that the kit will become increasingly streamlined, making it much more user-friendly for gaming.

Apple’s eagerly-awaited 8K VR/AR glasses are expected to be a huge leap forward and could have the same impact on gaming as the iPhone had on smartphone tech.

5G Should Revolutionise VR

Another hugely exciting factor for the future of VR is undoubtedly the roll out of super-fast 5G mobile networks.

Data transfer speeds of up to three gigabits per second will allow users to stream VR data from the cloud rather than be tethered to a computer.

Images will effectively be rendered in ‘real-time’, resolving a factor that has been a major bugbear of VR users for some time now.

Combining 5G with the cloud will bring additional levels of freedom to the tech, leading to improvements in the hardware and a more realistic VR experience.

VR Tech and Gaming in the Future

The gaming industry has undoubtedly progressed a long way since the first incarnations of consoles and games were launched.

It is not that long ago that immersive game series like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto were seen as the impossible dream, but tech advancements put that notion firmly to bed.

The launch of the next-generation consoles later this year will ramp things up another notch, once again pushing the boundaries of what is thought to be possible.

Although VR is still in its embryonic phase, the next decade should see it become firmly established as the go-to tech for the worldwide gaming industry.