Classified as a pandemic by WHO, the COVID-19 outbreak is currently affecting almost every aspect of life. One of the measures taken to fight off this global crisis is the practice of social distancing, considered as a critical strategy to keep the virus under control. In the course of a few weeks, our daily routines across the globe have drastically changed.
Nevertheless, there are some business sectors that carry on to thrive. The earnings of a $120 billion gaming industry were officially set in motion. Globally, the industry is expected to reach a CAGR of 12% during the forecasted period 2020-2025. It’s drawing in more and more competitors, from Amazon to Facebook, Bytedance to Google. For instance, Apple is going to list the most influencing vendors of XR games by having spent around $100 million on NextVR. This is a VR streaming startup specializing in creating virtual experiences for live events that has earlier partnered with the NBA, NHL.
As the games business faces perhaps its most unusual year so far, we’ve picked a few insights to shed some light on the future of gaming.