target audience: TECH SUPPLIER Publication date: Apr 2023 - Document type: Market Note - Doc Document number: # US49469223
U.S. AR/VR Game Development Trends from GDC 2023: Meta Sets the Table for Quest 3 and Niantic's Lightship Shines
This IDC Market Note assesses VR and AR news, trends, and best practices that emerged from the 2023 Game Developers Conference (GDC), which took place in San Francisco in late March.
"Meta, Niantic, Nreal, and Resolution Games each broke news or showed off some slick stuff at this year's GDC. Games that make use of video pass-through to create mixed reality experiences on headsets are about to get more interesting, and Niantic is clearly banking on high demand for its mobile Lightship ARDK metaverse platform." — Lewis Ward, director, Gaming and eSports at IDC