Virtual reality shines at Taipei Game Show

The China Post
Date: January 20, 2017
By: Christine Chou

Virtual reality (VR) is the star of this year’s Taipei International Game Show, which is

Models role-playing as video game characters pose for a photo at the launch of the 2017 Taipei Game Show on Thursday. With increasing worldwide attention on the Asia-Pacific games market, organizers predict business matching will reach a new high this year. (CNA)

set to exhibit the largest selection of VR games in the trade show’s history.

Show organizer Taipei Computer Association Chairman Tung Tzu-hsien (童子賢) said Thursday that this year’s show would focus on the theme “In the Game, To the World.”

“Leaps in VR technology have now allowed gamers to fully explore and experience in-game worlds like never before,” Tung said. “You can become Michael Jordon on a basketball court, Messi on a soccer field or even Batman on a mission to save the world.”

SuperData estimated VR investment would reach US$2.8 billion in 2016, and predicted the VR market would grow tenfold by 2020.    [FULL  STORY]

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