The topic of gaming technology that steals headlines these days is virtual reality, but there are other trends that have already been introduced yet have not hogged the spotlight yet. However, many believe that these technologies will reshape the future of gaming industry. Here are some of these trends.
Virtual Reality with Friends
Those who support virtual reality are more than eager to highlight one of the weak links of the platform, which is how isolating it can be. If you have been looking at various review videos by gamers, you will see how it can get ‘lonely’ when you play with the VR platform. However, one man that is now heading a VR company independently believes that the future of virtual reality is a social one. It will be about transporting you and your friends into a game where you can all play together.
Oculus is the most popular name associated with virtual reality technology. These days, HTC and PS4 are now creating their version of VR technology. According to the head of the developer strategy to Oculus Anna Sweet, VR with other friends is a reality that will happen soon. When you get two individuals together in the same virtual space, you will get to witness how they talk and move, not to mention how they interact in that virtual world, too. It will let players connect with each other, as if they were really in the same room with them, even if they are a distance apart. This is one powerful technology improvement to look up to.
When Pokémon Go became available worldwide, almost every person you see in the street was watching on their smartphone and swiping on the screens. These individuals were trying to catch Pokémon on their device. Some players even went as far as to travel all over the world in the hope that they can catch the rarest Pokémon. If only this technology were available a bit earlier than scheduled, it would’ve opened more possibilities in augmented reality. But such a thing won’t be that far off in the future. Many think that Pokémon Go might just be a one-off success that is carried off by the already successful name.
Whilst there might not be another Pokémon Go in the future, there are still those that are interested in AR, since the success of Pokémon Go did set Twitter and Tinder alight. Even those who were not Pokémon gamers before loved this app.
Have you ever noticed some of the viral games these days, no matter which console it is, they are created and developed by an independent group? In the past, the most successful games created by indie studios are World of Goo and Braid. Some of them even just started out with a team of three, but now have grown into 25. There is something about being an indie studio, and that is being able to create a game that you want without having superiors to instruct you what needs to be in there.