Technology advances at a dizzying speed. Look at the gaming industry to see how quickly digital technology has evolved.
The voyage has been thrilling for all gamers, whether casual or serious. Most of us have a wish list of desired game outcomes. It’s difficult to predict if they’ll happen, but we can extrapolate from current trends, which is the entire goal of this study. Here are some forthcoming game features to keep an eye out for.
Immersive Gaming: Virtual Reality’s Revenge (VR)
Some may be startled to learn that 3D movies have been around for over a century. Due to the exorbitant price, the approach has stayed the same since then. 3D technology has just lately made a comeback, not only for gaming screens but also for films like Avatar.
Video game visuals have also advanced, making it hard to tell the difference between a video game and a real-world event. There is a trend toward more immersive digital entertainment, which includes anything from games to movies. The question is, where do we go after real-world 3D graphics?
The Return of Virtual Reality
Virtual reality (VR) has reemerged in the game business as a result of significant technology advancements that enhanced device capabilities. Palmer Luckey’s upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) is impressive.
Gaming on a second screen
Because of the expanding market for portable devices like smartphones and tablets, rivalry among the three big corporations (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) has heated up, with a race to develop a secondary gaming device for users.
Consider the recently announced Wii U GamePad, which has an inbuilt touchscreen that may be use 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. A second screen may be used for various reasons, and this ZombiU gameplay footage shows how it can enhance the gaming experience (Warning: the video contains gore and violence).
Microsoft has caught up to the competition with the debut of the Xbox SmartGlass. Unlike the Wii U, though, the SmartGlass software is a bonus for gamers. To improve the game experience, it may be downloaded and accessed from smartphones and tablets.
Sony has taken the first step toward allowing players to pause a game on one device and restart it on another by enabling Cross-Play on the Playstation 3 and PS Vita.
Playable video games
Examining the availability of free (or low-cost) independent games on mobile devices may give insight into where games may go in the future: It’s completely free software! The Ouya video game console, for example, which will be released in April 2013 and will operate on Android, is founded on the idea that games should be affordable to create and purchase. Pre-ordering is available here.
To produce and distribute games, independent developers can invest in something other than a pricey software development kit (SDK). With a 1080p gaming experience and a vast range of free and inexpensive games for only USD 99, it’s easy to see why Ouya is so popular.
Because the console acts as a development kit, anybody who wants to create a game may do so. Because game development is more accessible and affordable, more inventive game creators emerge, broadening the diversity of free-to-play games available to all players. Similarly to how YouTube has democratized video creation, it is possible that large game producers will not have complete control over games in the future.
Augmented Reality (AR)
In augmented reality, you will see additional digital information or digital data overlaps in real time in addition to your actual physical world. Wikitude, a smartphone app, will be an excellent example of AR. As you move your smartphone, the screen will indicate nearby restaurants, ATMs, hotels, and other points of interest.
It is a pre-existing gaming program comparable to DroidShooting, a basic shooter game with in-game environment interaction. It would help if you shot targets that appear all around you while holding your smartphone up. The gameplay here is fairly basic, yet such a game idea has promise.
Cloud computing is becoming increasingly popular as internet connections get quicker and more dependable. According to Will Wright, creator of The Sims, cloud gaming is a crucial element of the industry’s future. Web3 Game Development sees it as a chance to make games as widely available as music and movies.
They claim that projecting how technology will evolve in the future has never been accurate since it is difficult to foretell how we would diverge from a product’s original purpose.
Regardless, it’s exciting to know that the gaming industry is forging new ground and pushing the limits. On the other hand, I’d rather see how the next games play out.