There is something big that will be coming to us as early as next year. Some developers have been investing on this so called virtual reality tech. Although VR is still very small in the market, there are some tech companies that are taking a risk of investing their time, money and efforts to bring this VR tech to the market.
In the next few years there will be a growth expected of $70 billion according to TrendForce. Some of the companies that are pursuing the tech are Facebook, NVDIA, Sony, and GoPro, all in their own way.
Sony allows people to play their video games in new and exciting ways. The company is focusing its attention on gaming just as virtual reality costs and technology are becoming mainstream for gaming consoles.
Facebooks is being a bit more patient as they are taking a long-term view on the VR and say that investors would be wise to do the same.
NVIDIA is dominating in the virtual reality position. The dominance in both desktop and notebook GPUs and its new VR ready graphics cards will continue to dominate the hardware gaming industry as it moves toward virtual reality.
As for GoPro they debuted a cube shaped rig called the Omni, which hold six of the company’s cameras for filming video that can be stitched together for virtual reality. Although the GoPro’s 3D videos are very impressive and have VR potential, the downfall is the price is significantly high to appeal to the everyday consumer.
The aspects of virtual reality allow for a completely different entertainment, gaming, and computing experience. Not all companies have good bets. Which one do you think will succeed? Take your pick.