Virtual reality is undoubtedly the next massive hit in technology be it in gaming, or apps or even other commercial business enterprises. With these significant developments in this escalating technology, women developers wish for a secure place to lead the growth in Virtual reality.
Virtual reality is riding the big waves of success and innovation producing gadgets and new technologies such as the latest Samsung’s Entrim 4D headphones and full body VR suits for motion tracking to enhance the VR experience. In such an enriching and full of prospective industry women developers and engineers wish for a strong footing in the budding industry. Helen Situ, virtual reality evangelist at NextVR spoke recently at the Game Developer’s conference about saying that Virtual reality is capable to induce extremely powerful emotional experiences which have the potential of shaping the world.
With such a strong statement, women surely have a long way to go in this industry. Earlier the technology industry held a poor record of hiring and retaining women for work in technical jobs. Also, the game developers especially faced completely different challenges in the form of violent video gaming culture and the sexist portrayal of women in games targeting a complete section of society.
Virtual reality on the other hand is yet a blossoming industry with wider scope and potential to set things right for budding and innovative women gaming developers. The nascent technology holds a lot of promise to tie up reality with the gaming world depicting different walks of life and turning the mindsets.
Christine Cattano is the executive producer at Framestore VR Studio and holds a positive and firm opinion about women and VR. She also said that currently a lot of women are playing many different and crucial roles in VR such as production roles and business roles. However, the world is still looking out for passionate women developers for a balanced overall gaming experience.