Technology advances at high-speed rates. If you need any concrete evidence of how quickly digital technology has advanced throughout time, look no further than the gaming sector.
All gamers—casual or severe—have had an exhilarating ride. Most of us have a list of ideal game outcomes for the future. It’s difficult to predict if they will materialize, but we may undoubtedly extrapolate from current trends, which is the entire idea of this study. Here are the elements you can anticipate in gaming in the future.
Immersive Gaming: Virtual Reality’s Comeback (VR)
Some of you might be shocked to learn that 3D movies have been around for over a century. Due to expensive expenses, the technology has not taken off since then. It has only been in recent years that 3D technology has returned, not only for gaming screens but also for movies like Avatar.
The graphical quality of video games has also evolved to the point that it is now difficult to tell a video game from a real-world scene. It seems like a trend toward more immersive digital entertainment, from games to movies. Where do we go from real-world 3D graphics and beyond is the question?
A Return to Virtual Reality
Virtual reality (VR) has begun to reappear in the game business due to significant technological advancements that enhanced device capabilities. The impending Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) developed by Palmer Luckey, is noteworthy.
Gaming on extra screens
The console rivalry between the three big brands (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) has intensified with a race to create a secondary gaming device for consumers due to the rising market for handheld devices like smartphones and tablets.
Think about the recently announced Wii U GamePad, which has an integrated touchscreen that may be used to enhance games. The second screen in first-person shooter games lets you quickly access the map or your inventory without leaving the playing area. You can do many other things with a second screen, and this ZombiU gameplay trailer is an excellent example of how it enhances the gaming experience (Warning: the video contains gore and violence).
With the introduction of Xbox SmartGlass, even Microsoft is catching up to the competition. But unlike the Wii U, the SmartGlass software is an additional tool for gamers. To improve the game experience, it may be downloaded and accessed from smartphones and tablets.
By implementing the Cross-Play feature on the Playstation 3 and PS Vita, Sony has made the first step toward allowing gamers to pause their game on one device and pick it up again on another.
You can see where games may go in the future by examining the number of free (or inexpensive) indie games already accessible for mobile devices: Free Software! For instance, the Ouya video game device, which will run on Android and be released in April 2013, operates on the principle that games should be affordable to create and purchase. Pre-order it here.
Independent developers do not need to invest in an expensive software development kit (SDK) to produce games and sell them onto the market. With a 1080p gaming experience and a massive selection of free and inexpensive games for only $99, it isn’t easy to see why Ouya is so popular.
Anyone who wants to create a game can do so, as the console serves as the development kit. More inventive game makers are produced due to more accessible and affordable game production, increasing the diversity of free-to-play games available to all players. In the same way that Youtube has democratized video creation, it’s possible that large game makers won’t have complete control over games in the future.
Augmented Reality (AR)
In augmented reality, you will receive additional information or data overlays digitally in real time in addition to seeing your actual physical world. The mobile application Wikitude will serve as an excellent illustration of AR in action. The screen on your smartphone will display nearby eateries, ATMs, hotels, and other points of interest as you aim it in the direction of your surroundings.
It is an existing gaming app like DroidShooting, a straightforward shooter game that enables in-game environment interaction. You will need to shoot targets that appear all around you while holding your smartphone up. The gaming here is pretty basic, but the potential for such a gameplay idea exists.
Gaming in Web3
The technology behind cloud computing has started to acquire traction due to quicker, more dependable internet connections. Will Wright, the designer of The Sims, supports the notion of cloud gaming as a critical component of the industry’s future. One reason is that Web3 Game Development sees it as a chance to make games as accessible as music and movies.
They claim that forecasts of how technology will change in the future have never been accurate since it is impossible to know how we can stray from the original purpose of a product.
Despite this, it is nevertheless exciting to know that the gaming industry is exploring new ground and pushing the envelope. On the other hand, I would prefer to take a backseat and enjoy watching how upcoming games develop.