As with any new piece of technology, there have been a number of naysayers when it comes to the potential future success of VR. That is not surprising, considering that people have a tendency to get bored of new technology quickly. Will VR stand the test of time and become all that it’s being promised to be? Well, that totally depends on the biggest and most neglected factor of all: Content. That’s right folks, content is and always will be King.
It’s Not Just the Hardware
It doesn’t matter what device you are on, it could be the newest super and most advanced, but if the quality of the content isn’t on par, no matter how interactive the experience is, we are going to be left disappointed. Of course, VR technology is no different. It is still in it’s infantile stage of learning how to walk. Content creators are learning and experimenting with the new technology. They are working to understand what kind of content works, what sticks, what resonates with people the most. This is a process that will take time, but once we understand how to develop better content for VR technology, the possibilities will become endless.
VR technology will be the best mode of getting interactive rich content experiences, more than any other platform or device that we have to date. This means audiences will be completely engaged with the content (if of course, you do your content right). Fear not VR pioneers, while the naysayers prattle on about the potential of VR, rest assured that it’s not going away. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are not only here to stay, but it will be very much incorporated into our everyday lives in the future.