Growing the global video gaming market
The video gaming market is big business across the world – growing at more than 10 per cent each year and doubling in size since 2010 - and the research-powered InGame partnership will be showcasing three of the games developed by researchers at Abertay University, in Dundee, using VR headsets and games controllers. Dundee has become one of the global centres of the video gaming industry.
It is part of a network of cluster-based Research and Development Partnerships across the four nations of the UK, all designed to help power the £100 billion creative industries.
Two-thirds of households in the UK now regularly play video games and world-famous games, such as Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft, have links to this centre of creativity. Over the next five year the Abertay University team will be working with partners such as the BBC, Microsoft and Sony, to maximise the potential of emerging new gaming technology and looking to reach new markets in a sector worth more than $138bn globally.