The Virtual Reality world is all about applications and games, by the look of things. A lot of companies are rushing to market with their creations in the hope of tying new users to them as quickly as possible. However, there is a huge content market coming to the VR ecosystem as well. These are the types of content we are most excited about for virtual reality users in the future.
It is impossible to deny the opportunities for the sports industry when it comes to virtual reality headsets. For most sports fans, a football or hockey game is all about being glued to the screen. Virtual reality service providers allow viewers to do exactly that and even get a better view of the action going on in a 360-degree format. Some companies are already working on bringing live and on-demand sports to VR headsets, although it will take a few more years before it becomes a mainstream trend.
No one can deny the success of eSports over the past few years. With more games being recognized as candidates for global tournaments and prize pools increasing in value every year, eSports have quickly become a major trend. As we touched upon in an earlier article, there are some ways to experience eSports in VR. Rest assured this market will be explored even further in the coming years.
2. Documentaries / Historic References
The educational sector can benefit tremendously from exploring virtual reality in the future. Rather than telling students about history by using a textbook or slides, putting them in a location where a major historic event took place is so much better. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. Some companies are working on making this a reality already, although it will take a large budget to make this concept become valuable enough for educational institutions around the world. It would be more intriguing to stand next to the first man landing on the Moon, rather than read about.
1. Movies and TV
Although there are already ways to view movies and TV shows on a big screen in VR, most of the non-VR content doesn’t translate all that well. This is why companies are working on creating VR-ready content for popular movies and TV shows to create a more immersive and engaging ecosystem. Virtual reality will not replace movie theaters or watching TV from the couch by any means, but it will be a complementary experience for sure.
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