Beyond the Gimmick: 5 Ways Virtual Reality Can Succeed in Gaming

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Innovation or Gimmick? Of course this is the age-old question with any new technology in gaming, but the importance of this distinction cannot be overstated. A technological innovation in gaming will last forever (see the wireless controller), while a gimmick will come and go, capitalizing on the popularity of the idea without regards for its potential execution.

Virtual reality is no exception to this test. It’s breaking into the gaming market one company at a time, many of which report that the mainstream implementation of virtual reality could only be a couple years out. In no uncertain or overly general terms, virtual reality still has several roadblocks standing in its way to success in the gaming market. In that vein, here’s a look at the top 5 ways virtual reality can succeed.