Developers: The Virtual Reality Market to be at Least Two Times Larger
CCP is a development company from Iceland known for the development of EVE Online. The company jumped to the virtual reality platform and a development team was set up in Newcastle to work on it. The first project was EVE: Valkyrie, which was initially released on Playstation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
However, this was not enough for commercial success, and the game was later released to all players with the update of Warzone. However, CPP was sold Newcastle a few months later to another British company Sumo Digital.
In a meeting with Destructoid Hilmar Veigar, Chief Executive Officer of CCP confirmed that the virtual reality market did not reach the size imagined by the company:
We expected virtual reality to be two or three times higher than it is now. You can not build a trade around its current size.
If the technology spreads more, if that happens, we will return our calculations.
The important statistic is the number of active users. Many people have just bought a helmet to try it out. How many of these are still using the technology?
We did not regret, we made the right decision to stop, we made the right decision when we started work, and I believe in the long-term success of technology.
Hülya Karahan:The Founder