Technology is evolving at a pace that few anticipated and the speed seems to just be getting higher as time passes. We had black and white games in 2D in 1972 and the very first 3D game in 1981. Then we had Wolfenstein 3D in 1992, the evolution of complex lifelike shooters in 2011 with Battlefield 3 and mobile based applications to watch the ball spin for real money. The entire gaming history is embracing technology and using it to deliver an improved experience for gamers but what does the future hold? The following exciting trends are confirmed so we are happy to highlight them.
While 3D movies have been around for such a long time now, the gaming industry is only now fully embracing it since the technology is cheaper. We have access to hardware capabilities that are improved so VR started to reappear. Obviously, the Oculus Rift is the gadget that creates the most buzz and that has the highest potential for true immersive gaming. The reviews coming from the game developers are positive so we will surely have many titles that will embrace VR in the near future.
The Use Of Secondary Gaming Screens
Handheld devices are rising in popularity in gaming. Tablets and smartphones will surely be important in the industry and we see a huge focus put on the secondary gaming device by all 3 major gaming brands: Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. The best example of this is the Wii U GamePad. The touchscreen added will be important for various games. As an example, in a FPS game the secondary screen can help you see inventory or the map. Using this in MMOs is also possible.
All we need to do is take a look at the list of various different homemade games that are now present in the mobile gaming industry. This is when the popularity of open source becomes visible. Games are considered by many as something that should be really cheap to both buy and build in the mobile market. While it is easy to argue with this, we cannot deny the fact that open-source helps the entire community to evolve.
Augmented reality, contrary to popular belief, is different than virtual reality. It is all about the possibility to use a device like a smartphone in front of something and receive information. Pokemon Go is a great example of this. It took the world by storm in 2016 and the results were quite stunning.
Augmented reality can now be used in so many different ways these days. It is easy to add the technology to literally any device that has a sensor. AR can easily improve gaming and will surely be highly featured in mobile gaming.
On the whole, gaming is now all about interaction. It is important to take advantage of the internet. Gaming manufacturers are investing a lot of money into new technologies. They want to come up with items that are highly interactive.