Virtual Reality has been touted as the next big thing in the video game industry. There are high-end headsets available for PC, and on the console front, Sony has released a more affordable experience for the PlayStation 4. Even Nintendo had some fun with this idea earlier this year when it released the cardboard accessory Labo VR on its hybrid system.
Does VR in its current form pose a threat to the future of traditional video games, though? According to CD Projekt's senior vice president of business development Andrzej Nowakowski, there's nothing to worry about. During a Q&A at a recent investor earnings call for the company, Nowakowski stated the following:
VR remains an extremely nichey niche of the market, like it’s very, very small.
This was in response to a question that asked if The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer was at all concerned about Valve's new VR game Half-life: Alyx (due out in March 2020) taking away sales from CD Projekt's April 2020 release, Cyberpunk 2077.
While we agree Half-Life deserves some respect, there are plenty of other big-name releases due out the same time as it, such as DOOM Eternal and Nintendo's lifestyle simulation Switch title, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
What do you think about Nowakowski's comment? Do you think VR gaming could one day surpass the popularity of traditional video games? Share your thoughts below.