If you wish to understand the speed at which technology has evolved over the past one decade, there is no better place to look than the gaming industry.
From the very early days of simple black-and-white 2D video games such as Pong (1972) to the first ever 3D video game – 3D monster maize (1981), and thereafter from the primitive first person shooter games such as Wolfenstein (1992) to life-like complicated shooter titles like Battlefield 3 (2011), the gaming industry is the best example of technological evolution till date.
Video games per se have come a long way ever since they went mainstream during the 80s. For instance, if you look at the online casino games software of today and 10 years ago, there is a stark difference in the quality of games. Let’s acquaint you with 4 notable advancements that are actively contributing to the future of gaming technology.
Voice controlled gaming isn’t anything new, but its potential and usage in the gaming systems is finally making a difference today. Computers are easily able to recognise the user’s voice commands now, enabling you to not just turn off/on the consoles, but also to control the gameplay, make gaming selections, interact on social media platforms and/or even search for anything on the Internet, by simply talking to the gaming system.
Although many wonder if virtual reality is indeed the future of gaming, especially considering the fact that not many VR gaming consoles are commercially available even today, those behind the technology are confident that gamers will soon enjoy a fully immersive experience like never before. If we go by what experts are predicting, we’ll soon be able to lose ourselves in a VR game for long hours, before coming back to the real world.
Intel Real Sense Technology enables you to play complex first person shooter games by interacting with the system, using a few waves of your hand! This technology employs a 3D camera which tracks 22 different points of your hand. The gesture control technology allows you to connect with the game through your body’s natural movements. For instance, a popular game called Warrior Wave makes use of Real Sense Technology to enable you to lead an ancient Greek soldiers’ group to a safe place.
The facial recognition and 3D scanning technology allows the gaming systems to understand your likes and dislikes in the gaming world. As a result, you can create a more realistic avatar of yourself, which is a more accurate representation of you. You can also transfer your expressions to other digitally created objects. Over and above that, Intel RealSense 3D camera can be employed for developing games that make use of the gamer’s emotions (by scanning 78 distinct points on the face of the gamer) to implement certain decisions in the gaming environment. For instance, a few expressions on your face might make the system increase or decrease the difficulty level of the game.