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Virtual reality technology – the future of gaming

December 18, 2018

The gaming industry has dramatically evolved. Many years ago, the gaming industry has only simple and straightforward games. Mobile processors and graphics are not that powerful. Older generations enjoyed a brick game and Game Boy. With the advancement in technology, new generations can now enjoy games right before their very hand. Mobile phones today have powerful processors and graphics. Right in the mobile device, users can enjoy thousands of games.

With this technological advancement, mobile gaming has grown massively. The user’s interest in Android gaming has made it a multi-million dollar industry. The latest is the release of Pokemon Go which generated a revenue of $500 million in just two months. The game makes use of augmented reality, which is somewhat similar to that of virtual reality. Yes, mobile gaming features a lot of things such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.
Virtual reality is becoming increasingly popular, especially with the invention of virtual reality (VR) headsets. When the virtual reality headsets were first released in the market, it was originally designed for game developers and the price is quite stiff. Today, you can buy a VR headset almost everywhere at an affordable price. Virtual reality enabled games are a bit on the low side but the number continues to increase with time.

One of the best virtual reality headsets ever created is Oculus Rift VR. The company behind it, Oculus, is definitely one of the leading names in the technology industry. Oculus Rift VR is the product of a thorough research, brilliant minds, and hard work. The people behind it are top-notch in their field of study. Dov Katz is one of the men behind the creation of Oculus Rift. He was the one who created the original position tracking system.

Dov Katz is a computer science and electrical engineering graduate of Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He moved to the United States to have his masters and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before he became an employee of Oculus, Dov Katz had his postdoc fellow first at the Robotics Institute. Ever since he was a kid, he was always fascinated by how computer and machine work. Being employed by Oculus is one of the things he will never forget. Today, Dov Katz continues to do research and is involved in various patents.