Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has actually required millions into isolation, computer game are seeing a rise in use as individuals look for entertainment and social interaction.

When we surveyed gaming-focused VCs in October, Andreessen Horowitz partner Jonathan Lai anticipated that”next-generation video games will be larger than anything we’ve seen yet,” ultimately reaching “Facebook scale.” This month, when we asked 17 VCs how this era would impact consumer startups, gaming was one of the top verticals they called.

We wished to learn more about how the venture community thinks of the future of this sector, so we asked 5 knowledgeable gaming financiers about where they do– and do not– see brand-new opportunities within this trend:

Below are their actions, edited for area and clearness. We’ll follow up with surveys on other gaming categories in the next number of weeks.

And if you have an interest in comprehending the obstacles for video gaming business intending to become next-generation social platforms, be sure to read my eight-part series on virtual worlds.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.