Top gaming technologies that will impact gaming future
Video games are generally associated with the best of digital technologies; the top game development firms use the most advanced computer programming and development technologies in creating top class games, and simultaneously, hardware and tech products developers are investing millions towards development of next best gaming hardware.
Did you know that one of the first complete 3D games (a game called 3D Monster Maze) made its inception in the market as early as March 1981? That’s just within a decade of the primitive black and white 2D games which first came out in 1972.
From the first basic person shooting games like Wolfenstein 3D that took 1992 by storm, to the sophisticated battleground games which blend the best of shooting, decision making, and strategic planning, such as Battlefield 3.
Video games have crossed some memorable tech milestones already, but here are some interesting facts about the upcoming gaming technologies that will have a real and massive impact on how video games are developed and played.
Virtual reality is here to stay
Modern games are bridging the gap between real and virtual. 3D gaming, in-game HD videos, and revamped aesthetics and attention to detail are all combined to make modern games look truly real. However, what’s going to really ramp up the “reality” quotient is the penetration of advanced devices like Oculus Rift, a virtual reality based head mounted display made by Palmer Luckey. Immersive stereoscopic 3D rendering functions, quick response, 107 degrees field view, and a great design make the Oculus Rift a terrific virtual reality device. Devices like this can take you directly into the gaming environment.
Secondary gaming screens
Did you ever imagine that gaming could transcend the boundaries of one screen and be served via two screens? Manufacturers of gaming equipment are experimenting with game pads that are secondary screens made to enhance the gaming experience. For action and shooting games, these pads can be used to access game maps and inventories without leaving the main screen. Also, in multiplayer games, vital statistics and game views can be used from the supplementary screens, adding to the information content of the game. Wii’s U GamePad is among the pioneering secondary gaming screens. Sony’s Cross Play lets users switch gaming from their PS3 back to the handheld device PS Vita. What’s more, Microsoft has taken the app approach to secondary gaming screens with its SmartGlass app, which is quite unlike any free game app.
Augmented reality – the path towards the future
The day you are able to wear a light weight and comfortable device that directly makes you feel like being a part of the gaming environment would, for any gaming enthusiast, truly be something worth living for. With augmented reality, added data is brought into picture in real time, which can change the face of gaming. Apps like DroidShooting use basic augmented reality to give you a gaming environment wherein droids appear in your own immediate environment, and have to be shot.
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