Eve Online Dev’s CEO Is Skeptical VR Will Hit It Big Next Year

You know who doesn’t care much for VR right now? CCP Games chief executive officer Hilmar Veigar Pétursson.

In an interview with Venturebeat, the head of the Eve Online developer expressed skepticism of the hype cycle for emerging tech, and how it relates to VR. Don’t expect Eve Online to be adopting the tech anytime soon.

Pétursson’s full comments are below:

People tend to overestimate what we will accomplish in five years. But they tend to underestimate where we’ll be in 10 years.

3D cards took six years to catch on, and phones took 10 years. I used to go to GDC and they would say that mobile phones are the future, and it was nothing. Ringtones were a bigger business than games back then.

And we sit here and say VR is going to be big next year. And it’s not going to be big.



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