Technology evolves at a breakneck pace. Consider how swiftly digital technology has grown in the gaming sector.
The journey has been fascinating for all players, casual and serious alike. The majority of us have a wish list of desirable game outcomes. It’s impossible to anticipate whether or not they will occur, but we can extrapolate from present patterns, which is the main purpose of this research. Here are some upcoming game features to look out for.
Immersive Gaming: The Return of Virtual Reality (VR)
Some people may be surprised that 3D movies have been around for over a century. The strategy has remained unchanged since then due to excessive expense. Not just for gaming displays but also for films like Avatar, 3D technology has recently made a reappearance.
Video game graphics have also improved, making distinguishing between a video game and a real-world event difficult. Immersive digital entertainment, which covers games and movies, is becoming increasingly popular. The issue is, what happens once we have real-world 3D graphics?
Virtual Reality Is Making a Comeback
Due to considerable technological developments that improved device capabilities, virtual reality (VR) has reemerged in the gaming industry. The new Oculus Rift virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) from Palmer Luckey is remarkable.
Playing video games on a second screen
Because of the growing demand for portable devices like smartphones and tablets, competition among the three major firms (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) has risen, with a race to build a secondary gaming device for customers.
Consider the newly released Wii U GamePad, which has a touchscreen that may use to improve games. In first-person shooter games, the second screen allows you to rapidly access the map or your inventory without leaving the playing area. A second screen may be useful for various reasons, and this ZombiU gameplay video demonstrates how it can improve the gaming experience (Warning: the video contains gore and violence).
With the release of the Xbox SmartGlass, Microsoft has caught up to the competition. However, unlike the Wii U, the SmartGlass software is a bonus for gamers. It may be downloaded and accessed from smartphones and tablets to enhance the gaming experience.
Cross-Play for Xperia
By enabling Cross-Play on the Playstation 3 and PS Vita, Sony has taken the first step toward allowing gamers to stop a game on one device and resume it on another.
Playable video games
Examining the availability of free (or low-cost) independent games on mobile devices may provide insight into the future of gaming: It is entirely free software! For example, the Ouya video game system, which will be introduced in April 2013 and run on Android, is based on the premise that games should be inexpensive to produce and acquire. Pre-ordering is now available.
Independent developers may invest in anything other than a costly software development kit to build and sell games (SDK). With a 1080p gaming experience and a large selection of free and low-cost games for just USD 99, it’s simple to understand why Ouya is so popular.
Anyone who wants to make a game may do so since the console functions as a development kit. Because game production is becoming more accessible and inexpensive, more imaginative game producers emerge, increasing the variety of free-to-play games available to all gamers. Large game makers may not have total control over games in the future, similar to how YouTube has democratized film production.
Reality Augmented (AR)
In augmented reality, extra digital information or digital data merges with your physical environment in real time. Wikitude, a smartphone app, will be a great example of augmented reality. The screen will identify nearby restaurants, ATMs, hotels, and other areas of interest as you move your smartphone.
It is an existing gaming application similar to DroidShooting, a simple shooter game with in-game environment interaction. Shooting targets that appear all around you while holding your smartphone up would be beneficial. Although the gameplay is simple, such a game concept has potential.
Cloud computing is growing more popular as internet connections get faster and more reliable. According to Will Wright, creator of The Sims, cloud gaming is a critical component of the industry’s future. Web3 Game Development views it as an opportunity to make games as accessible as music and movies.
They say that predicting how technology will progress in the future is impossible since it is difficult to predict how we will deviate from a product’s initial purpose.
In any case, it’s wonderful to know that the game business is breaking new ground and pushing the envelope. On the other hand, I’d rather wait and watch how the following games unfold.