Virtual Reality V/s Augmented Reality – In Gaming

To understand how the gaming sector has developed, we first need to look at the lines which differentiate Virtual with Augmented Reality, and what is better for the future.

How are Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality similar?

The technology used in both Virtual and Augmented Reality is somewhat based on similar principles. The end goal in both is also the same, that is, to provide the customer with an interactive virtually real gaming environment. Both are not just limited to the gaming field. You can also read more about Augmented Reality by visiting

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Sectors like tourism, health-care and retail(B2B) have already seen a change induced by these technologies. Social media applications such as Snapchat can be seen as a good example of the use of AR that uses the real-time location of the user to change its' interface. The Bitmojis of users thus can be seen driving a car, listening to music or with shopping bags in their hands with the help of AR.

Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality

The difference between both technologies is mainly application and usage based. AR adds layers of virtual components and graphics to our existing real world. VR, in contrast, creates its own computer-generated world that uses plots to engage users in gaming.

VR needs to anchor itself through a hand-held controller. Whereas AR is more prominently seen in our smart devices nowadays without any external control too.