Videogame developers are using the latest technologies to make their new releases more exciting and attractive to prospective players. Virtual reality has long been heralded as a breakthrough in the gaming industry and it is expected to shake the landscape in the years to come. There are already games available in VR and as the technology is making giant leaps forward, many more games are under development.
Virtual reality will transform online gaming
The arrival of Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR headsets brought the thrills of virtual reality to the fingertips of gamers worldwide. The technology is still in the early stages and for the time being, people can only enjoy the single player experience. They get fully immersed in the gaming atmosphere and learn to explore an environment that was previously beyond their grasp. The sheer novelty of VR technology means that developers are once again in the privileged position of surprising players with something new.
For the time being only a small minority of the newly released games use virtual reality and they require lengthy tutorials. Immersive as it is, the VR experience can be challenging and even overwhelming for those who know little about it. Furthermore, not all games genres are compatible with it and in the foreseeable future players are more likely to enjoy first-person shooters and RPGs in virtual reality. The current headsets pose certain limitations, which renders competitive gaming virtually impossible.
While it is far too early to expect virtual reality eSports, the single player experience is amazing. The perfect synergy between the VR headsets and mobile devices means that players can acquire a bundle of products that will meet their online gaming needs. Most of the virtual reality games don’t even require an Internet connection as they can be enjoyed offline, in single player mode.
Online games have embraced virtual reality
Virtual reality has the potential of shaping the future of gaming and it goes well beyond classic video and games. It has already been successfully implemented by game websites in Canada and software developers providing games to these operators. Games can be enjoyed in this format on computers and mobile devices and players enjoy a totally new experience when they put their VR headsets on. The games are still played against the algorithms, but people feel like they entered a real game when the reels are set in motion.
The future of online game will likely belong to virtual reality and table games should be the main beneficiaries of the new technology. Live roulette, blackjack and baccarat are currently streamed from studios and land-based game, but the gaming experience can be further enhanced by VR. It will give players the opportunity of taking the seat at any of the glamorous Las Vegas game tables to play games against real dealers, without actually leaving the comfort of their home.