Several companies are working hard in the Virtual Reality field, producing some rather tantalizing previews of whats to come in the future. One of the companies making the VR look bright for the future is Iceland’s CCP Games. Their currently under-development EVE Valkyrie is considered a standard-bearer for VR games. Made for Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus, this interesting and appealing space dogfighting game is definitely a sign of things to come as it attracts VR users everywhere. They also have a game called Gunjack, as a similar gaming experience albeit with less impressive graphics, being made for Samsung Gear VR device.
In a recent report by Fortune Magazine, even with anticipation for these games as high as it is, CCP says it’s not rushing to embrace VR development. “We’re taking a cautionary view for the first three years,” says Hilmar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “When you’re early to a market like this, it’s extremely common to overestimate what happens in the first 10 years and underestimate what happens in the next 10. … It’s hard to wind back the clock, but it’s much easier to fast forward.”
It’s a distant future in terms of standardization of the VR technology, but the overall effects on the hardware and software industry can be seen. From the early starts of virtual reality to the level we are today, the level of detail, performance and overall virtual reality feeling has been set to a whole new level. Companies like this could mean a bright future for VR overall, but it remains to be seen how the industry will play this one out.