If it goes to John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity, the Virtual Reality technique will be as important as the Internet. By the time, however, one or the other point of the technology needs to be optimized.
At the moment, with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and, of course, PlayStation VR compete for three virtual reality headsets to the benefit of customers.
In a recent interview, John Riccitiello, who has now earned his money as CEO of Unity, also tackled the issue of virtual reality and made it clear that the underlying technology will be as significant as it is today with the Internet. Until then, according to Riccitiello, there is still a long and sometimes stony path.
Virtual Reality: John Riccitiello still needs optimization
Among other things, the costs would still deter numerous potential customers. In order to make this the virtual reality technology palatable, the combination, consisting of a PC on one hand and a VR headset on the other hand, would have to be available for under 1,000 US Dollar
Another Riccitiellos criticism concerns the lack of mobility of the current VR headsets. Here, the industry should primarily rely on wireless headsets, which can be worn by the user without cables. Finally, the quality of the available software must be increased. According to his own data, John Riccitiello expects that we will see significant increases in the various sectors over the next 12 to 24 months.
In the first year, the video game industry with VR content generated global sales of around 2.5 billion US dollars.