Game developers make more game than the average professional gamer but not more than the top of the top. They win tons of money, streams, publicity, team sponsorship, tournaments, bets, some pro gamers bet thousands of €/$ with rich fanboys that want a chance to play with theme, they also bet against other pros. You doubt someone will get rich in VR? Haha, there are people already that are rich, not super rich but rich just by selling virtual items in Second Life and you are teeling me no one will be rich with VR? Some pro gamers earn enough to sustain themselves and wife plus their children JUST BY STREAMING. Now imagine someone streaming his field of view to millions of people in 2060 when VR is famous in every country of the world. Sorry if i am being a bit rude but you have no idea.
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Calm down, I never said anything provocative. I don't have any idea, neither do you. This is 50 years man, 50 years. I expect VR not to be a video game device, more so a simulation device. You can't really compare the two though. You got simulation games and you got pure simulation (for research). VR can be used by the two. Now, you make three points in that post that I agree with.
1. Pro-gamers do get a lot of money from streaming and taking part in competitions. So will VR players.
2. I do imagine there will be people watching VR players like people watch sports players today.
3. People do sell virtual items (which I do think that is stupid)
You have put words in my mouth because I never said that any of those points were wrong. I said
And if the pro VR players were to get rich, I doubt they'd get rich on VR, just really famous. They would have to spend there money on real life items.
My point was that trading in games is dumb. Especially when you can make your own game with your own items and your own world and your own people. I mean seriously, people who trade virtual items with money are desperate. I have never heard any billionaire who made his fortune out of trading virtual items. When I say virtual, i do not mean 3D models or software or anything like that. I'm talking trading on game items for real money. Like a legendary sword for real life money. It does happen but it's pointless. That is what I was trying to say. I hope you understood the misunderstanding.