Virtual reality (VR) is one of the biggest topics within the technology scene right now, with 2016 promising to be the year that head-mounted displays (HMDs) truly arrive for a consumer audience. It makes sense, then, that one of the industry’s biggest events, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), will be kicking the year off with an increased focus on the technology in an expanded ‘Gaming & Virtual Reality Marketplace’ that will include exhibitors like Oculus VR.
The new area will include more than 40 exhibitors, which also includes the likes of Virtuix and its Omni omnidirectional treadmill, Sphero, Snail Games and more. The Gaming & Virtual Reality Marketplace is set to expand its footprint by over 77 percent at the show in Las Vegas, which runs from 6th – 9th January 2016. CES will also feature a brand new Augmented Reality Marketplace at the show, taking up a minimum of 3,000 net square feet and featuring exhibitors such as ASRC Federal for NASA.
“Developments in virtual and augmented reality have made significant strides to allow us to engage in a 360-degree gaming experience, explore the inside of foreign landmarks, treat phobias, better train medical professionals, virtually attend an event and much more,” said Karen Chupka senior vice president of corporate business strategy and CES, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). “The Gaming & Virtual Reality Marketplace at CES 2016 will showcase all of these immersive innovations that are advancing this futuristic industry.”
VRFocus will be at CES 2016 to deliver all of the latest updates on VR technology from the show.