Breitbart’s Schilling, Nate Church Discuss Why It’s ‘Such a Great Time to Be a Gamer’

A gamer tests a new virtual reality game headset at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California

Breitbart Tech’s Nate Church joined Curt Schilling on Whatever It Takes Friday to discuss the overload of great video games in 2017 and the future of virtual reality.

Breitbart Tech’s gaming reporter Nate Church joined Curt Schilling, himself a long-time gamer and former development studio founder, on Schilling’s show Whatever It Takes to discuss the state of the gaming industry in 2017 and what the future may hold for emerging technologies like Virtual Reality.

Schilling started the discussion by calling 2017 a “gamer’s dream,” pointing out the number and quality of titles that have been released and are coming in the near future. Church pointed out “the games industry is going all kinds of crazy places these days,” highlighting the proliferation of mods available for computer games, and Nintendo finally joining their competitors in online gaming with the Nintendo Switch.

Schilling pointed out the game he is most excited for is the upcoming Call of Duty: WWII, because it is “going back to its roots” with a World War II setting. When Church asked Schilling how he felt about the “zombie mode” popular among younger gamers in Call of Duty, Schilling replied that preferred the traditional more realistic style over the horror-themed co-operative mode.

The two also discussed the future of virtual reality in gaming. Church said, “I really believe the genre that will blow up VR has yet to be fully realized.” He explained that the industry is trying to shoehorn games it understands into a format that it doesn’t yet understand. Schilling pointed out that the issue for developing for VR is that VR itself is still developing, saying, “You’re spending a lot of money to develop in a space that hasn’t developed itself.”

Both feel the future of VR in gaming is bright, because VR has been embraced in pornography, which Church points out, “usually acts as a predictor for technology.”

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