Reaction time, being not familiar with the concept of video gaming, or the lack of suitable games. There are various reasons why old people are underrepresented in the gaming industry. Sociologist Halyna Herasym brings up another point: "In USA or the United Kingdom, video games are far more affordable than in countries like Ukraine. Old people can't afford the necessary devices, also the games are more expensive here."
Looking into the future, she is pretty optimistic that the situation will improve for old people: "The older people get who grew up with video games, the higher the average gaming age gets. Additionally, for a long time, the gaming industry was oriented towards a typical kind of person: male, white, straight, young. But in the last couple of years this has changed a little bit for women or the LGBT-community, and soon it will change for old people too."