Making A Living In Virtual Reality
Ghost Machine was covered by the Austin Chronicle is a fantastic story detailing the current state of the virtual reality software market. Other notable interviewees include Austin based VR perennials Owlchemy Labs and Phaser Lock.
Not all VR developers agree with this ethos of adapting to the whims of web-based communities to survive. Austin-based Ghost Machine VR is going in the opposite direction, selling their software at higher price points than they would for non-VR projects in order to compensate for higher development costs and a lower volume of sales.
Ghost Machine CEO Neal Nellans is skeptical of other developers’ emphasis on social features. Since recorded and streaming game footage is two-dimensional, he believes it isn’t able to capture the experience of being inside a virtual world.