The state of virtual reality and augmented reality in 2016

Ella Romanos asks a panel of VR experts

The state of virtual reality and augmented reality in 2016

As part of Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016, Ella Romanos, Commercial Director at Strike Gamelabs, led a panel of VR experts in a discussion on the state of the technology in 2016.

Joining her were;

Olli Sinerma, Co-Founder and Project Lead at Mindfield Games;
Juhana Kotilainen, Co-Founder and President at Silvermile;
Sampo Lappalainen, COO at Umbra;
Thorbjørn Olsen, CEO at Nordic Trolls, and;
Kevin Joyce, CEO and Editor at VRFocus.

No home here

"VR is already kind of similar to mobile," said Joyce, adding that there are already hundreds of VR titles available, but only a select handful are actually monetising well.

"I don't think we have the device yet that the mass market will adopt," said Lappalainen, noting that in their current form devices won't see major adoption in homes, but VR arcades could be a potential source of revenue in the future.

You can see all our videos from Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016 in this YouTube playlist.


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