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was a natural fit, with people suggesting it during the early days of Ingress development.But can you imagine other genres of gaming benefiting from “augmented reality”?
Tablet sales for Android and i OS are down across the board, so the only successful touch screen games are the ones that can be played for a few minutes at a time on a tiny phone screen. It takes advantage of the ubiquitous smart phones, almost all of which have cameras and GPS, and makes the real world part of the game. created the first fairly successful augmented reality called which in one month is the most successful mobile app ever.
Even the Wii controller with its motion control detection never got used to its full effect except by Wii Sports and a couple of other Nintendo titles. Everyone thinks it could be the next big thing, but VR headset sales have not set any records.
Until a “killer app” arrives, adoption is likely to be lackluster.
“Virtual Reality” could be the next big thing, or it could prove to be just an expensive novelty like Kinect.
Billions of dollars are riding on this one, but that is another story.