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- 5G will act as a launchpad for enhanced consumer wireless services such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and cloud gaming
- For training and instruction, we see everything from situational to more traditional expectations such as VR enhanced simulations for flight and vehicle training
- VR solution-focused offerings will focus upon very specific internal business goals such as risk mitigation, expense reduction, and employee training
- Edge computing will be particularly important in support of latency-sensitive apps and services for various consumer, enterprise, and industrial use cases
We see fully immersive virtual reality systems gaining substantial market momentum in consumer markets within the next few years. These VR systems will provide an unprecedented digital experience for humans, often including multiple senses as well as interaction with virtual objects and/or interaction between the real and virtual worlds.
In terms of the consumer segment, we see current VR gaming evolving from current offerings such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR to more sophisticated entertainment that involves elements of casual gaming combined with real-world interests involving the economy and social status.
In many respects, VR gaming is a greenfield opportunity, which will bring many new market entrants into the fray as application and content providers aggressively compete to establish a loyal user base. For example, Skydance Interactive, a division of Skydance Media, has recently unveiled The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, initially available on Oculus Rift, Rift S, Quest, and HTC Vive.
Successful companies will be those that develop communities of interest based on game-play and follower dynamics including innovation in interactive e-sports entertainment, in-game reward systems, and real-world to VR gamification integration. Long-term success will be dependent upon game delivery platform, system, and connectivity independence. This will occur coincident with a few key trends in platform/network transformation and service delivery such as the shift from console to cloud supported platforms and 5G communications supported by edge computing.
Some very compelling enterprise VR applications are anticipated to emerge over the next three to five years. Many of these will be solution-focused upon achieving very specific internal business goals such as risk mitigation, expense reduction, and employee training. Enterprise applications will extend beyond internal use and B2B as businesses embrace the use of VR to reach consumer markets. Real estate is a prime example where VR may be used for education-sales such as training new home buyers while simultaneously marketing properties.
We see the virtual reality market gaining ground once 5G is more firmly in place commercially, but not entirely due to wireless VR. Instead, we see a massive build-out of broadband as a whole (due to competition from the 5G market) as one of the fundamental drivers for VR adoption. This will be driven in part by substantially greater availability of FTTX and HFC as well as greater bandwidth overall at lower costs.
5G will act as a launchpad for enhanced consumer wireless services such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and cloud gaming. Previously encumbered by a combination of technology gaps and consumer readiness issues, the virtual reality market is poised for substantive global growth, providing abundant opportunities for service providers, content developers, and ecosystem component providers.
While today many apps and services within the XR universe are very device-dependent and network constrained, convergence is on the horizon from a device perspective as well as substantial opportunities through untethering via 5G and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). MEC will be particularly important in support of latency-sensitive apps and services for various consumer, enterprise, and industrial use cases. This will be particularly the case for VR portability, and to some extent, mobility to the extent that there is good 5G coverage.
Substantially lower latency facilitated by the combination of 5G and MEC will lead to many new and enhanced applications. For example, VR-based telepresence will ultimately become the norm, starting with private enterprise solutions and the SMB markets through the likes of Zoom.
Through Voice over 5G (Vo5G), there will also be support for Ultra High Definition (UHD) audio communications, streaming video, and ultra-clear voice communication for next-generation virtual reality applications and services. Vo5G will benefit VR for consumer and enterprise applications in many respects such as UHD becoming the norm in immersive experiences.
- Virtual reality companies
- Electronics manufacturers
- Network service providers
- Regulatory and policy groups
- Artificial intelligence providers
- Application and content providers
- Analysis and forecasts for VR in gaming, education, and simulations
- Understand the VR ecosystem including equipment, platforms, and services
- Identify the leading VR vendors, strategies, products, applications, and services
- Understand the VR market drivers including economics, adoption, and usage factors
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1.0 Executive Summary
2.1 Immersive Technologies
2.2 Virtual Reality Market Overview
2.2.1 Virtual Reality Systems
2.2.2 Virtual Reality Technologies, Systems, and Architectures
2.3 Virtual Reality Ecosystem
2.3.1 Virtual Reality Devices
220.127.116.11 Head Mounted Displays
18.104.22.168 Gesture Tracking Devices
22.214.171.124.1 Haptic Gloves
126.96.36.199.2 Haptic Suits
188.8.131.52.3 Other VR Devices
184.108.40.206 Projectors and Display Walls
220.127.116.11 Heads-Up Displays
2.3.2 Virtual Reality Hardware Components
18.104.22.168.2 Proximity Sensor
22.214.171.124.4 GPS System
126.96.36.199.6 3D Image Sensor
188.8.131.52 Semiconductor Component
184.108.40.206.1 Haptic Controller and Integrated Circuits
220.127.116.11.2 Graphics Processing Units
18.104.22.168.3 VR Displays
22.214.171.124.4 Central Processing Units
126.96.36.199.6 Tracking System
188.8.131.52.7 Process Acceleration Cards
184.108.40.206.8 Input Devices
220.127.116.11.9 USB Connector
18.104.22.168 Audio Hardware
2.3.3 Virtual Reality Software Market
22.214.171.124 Virtual Reality Applications
126.96.36.199 Software Component
188.8.131.52.1 Reality Engine
184.108.40.206.2 Software Development Kits
220.127.116.11.3 3D Modeling
18.104.22.168.4 2D Graphics
22.214.171.124.5 Digital Sound Editing
2.3.4 Virtual Reality Services Market
126.96.36.199 Virtual Reality Simulation Services
188.8.131.52 Virtual Reality Application Store Services
184.108.40.206 Deployment and Management Service
2.3.5 Virtual Reality Content Market
220.127.116.11 Games and Entertainment
18.104.22.168 VR, Video, and an Emphasis on Instructional Content
22.214.171.124 VR Theme Park: An Immersive Experience
126.96.36.199 VR Content Developer Engagement
2.4 Virtual Reality Market Drivers
2.4.1 Increasing Popularity of Immersive Vision
2.4.2 Usability to Increase Adoption of VR Devices
2.4.3 Virtual Reality Functions Embedded in Devices
2.4.4 Virtual Reality in Training and Simulation
2.4.5 Increasing Affordability of Devices and Components
2.4.6 Virtual Reality in Enterprise
3.0 Virtual Reality Ecosystem Analysis
3.1 Virtual Reality Stakeholder Analysis
3.1.1 Virtual Reality Device Manufacturers
3.1.2 Virtual Reality Component Manufacturers
3.1.3 Virtual Reality Software Solution Providers
3.1.4 VR Service Suit Providers
3.1.5 Virtual Reality Content Providers
3.1.6 Virtual Reality End Users
4.0 VR Company Analysis
4.1 Oculus VR, LLC
4.2 Sony Corporation
4.3 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
4.4 HTC Corporation
4.5 EON Reality Inc.
4.6 Google Inc.
4.7 Microsoft Corporation
4.8 Vuzix Corporation
4.9 Cyber Glove Systems
4.10 Sensics Inc.
4.11 Leap Motion Inc.
4.12 Sixense Entertainment Inc.
4.13 Avegant Corp.
4.14 FOVE Inc.
4.15 Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR)
4.16 Zeiss VR One
4.17 Intel Corporation
4.18 Alcatel Mobile
4.19 ZTE Corporation
4.20 Unity Technologies
4.21 Magic Leap
4.22 NVidia Corporation
4.25 NGRAIN Corporation
4.29 Osterhout Design Group (ODG)
4.30 Niantic Inc.
4.31 Virtual Reality Company (VRC)
4.34 Huawei Technologies
4.35 Qualcomm Inc.
4.36 SK Telecom
4.37 LG Corporation
4.38 Nokia StarGazing VR Application
4.41 Analog Devices Inc.
4.42 Atmel Corporation
4.43 Cypress Semiconductor Corp
4.45 Integrated Device Technology Inc
4.46 Maxim Integrated
4.47 NKK Switches
4.48 Rohm Semiconductor
4.49 Semtech Corporation
4.50 Texas Instruments
5.0 Virtual Reality Market in Gaming, Learning, and Simulations 2021 - 2026
5.1 Virtual Reality by Consumer and Enterprise 2021 - 2026
5.2 Virtual Reality Consumer Applications 2021 - 2026
5.3 Virtual Reality Enterprise Applications 2021 - 2026
Figure 1: Virtual Reality System Development Costs
Figure 2: Virtual Reality System Architecture
Figure 3: Virtual Reality Market Segments
Figure 4: Virtual Reality Sensory Displays
Figure 5: Virtual Reality Content Developer Engagement
Figure 6: Virtual Reality in Gaming 2021 - 2026
Figure 7: Virtual Reality in Education 2021 - 2026
Figure 8: Virtual Reality in Simulations 2021 - 2026
Table 1: Head Mounted Display Manufacturers
Table 2: VR Gloves Manufacturers
Table 3: VR Haptic Suit Manufacturers
Table 4: GTD Product Manufacturers
Table 5: Projectors and Display Wall Manufacturers
Table 6: HUD Manufacturers
Table 7: MEMS Accelerometers Manufacturers
Table 8 Proximity Sensor Manufacturers
Table 9: Magnetometers Manufactures
Table 10: GPS System Manufactures
Table 11: MEMS Gyroscopes Manufactures
Table 12: 3D Image Sensor Manufacturers
Table 13: Capacitive Sensing Controller and ICs Manufacturers
Table 14: Virtual Reality GPU Manufacturers
Table 15: Virtual Reality Display Manufacturers
Table 16: Virtual Reality CPU Manufacturers
Table 17: Memory Chip Manufacturers
Table 18: Virtual Reality Tracking System Manufacturers
Table 19: Process Acceleration Cards Manufacturers
Table 20: Virtual Reality Input Device Manufacturers
Table 21: USB Connector Manufacturers
Table 22: Virtual Reality 3D Audio Device Manufacturers
Table 23: Virtual Reality Software and Component Provider
Table 24: HMD Pricing
Table 25: Virtual Reality Content Price
Table 26: VR Applications 2021 - 2026
Table 27: VR Consumer Applications 2021 - 2026
Table 28: VR Enterprise Applications 2021 - 2026
- 3D Systems Simbionix
- Analog Devices Inc.
- Avegant Corp.
- CyberGlove Systems
- Cypress Semiconductor Corp
- EON Reality Inc.
- FOVE Inc.
- Google Inc.
- HTC Corporation
- Huawei Technologies
- Integrated Device Technology Inc
- Intel Corporation
- Leap Motion Inc.
- LG Corporation
- Magic Leap
- Maxim Integrated
- Microsoft Corporation
- NGRAIN Corporation (mCloud)
- Niantic Inc.
- NVidia Corporation
- Qualcomm Inc.
- Rohm Semiconductor
- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
- Semtech Corporation
- Sixense Entertainment Inc.
- SK Telecom
- Sony Corporation
- Texas Instruments
- Unity Technologies
- Virtual Reality Company (VRC)
- Vuzix Corporation
- Zeiss VR One
- ZTE Corporation