Video gaming has come a long way since its establishment in the 1980s. There have been some incredible advances in technology throughout recent years and every year, these only get better and better. It is safe to say that thanks to technology, gaming has a bright future. Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular advances that have revolutionized gaming.
1: Face Recognition
Facial recognition has become immensely popular, so much so that even smartphones are adopting this technology, for instance, to unlock one’s phone. In the world of gaming, face recognition, together with 3D scanning technology, players can create custom avatars with a striking resemblance to them. Not only that but users can also control the avatars’ expressions and movements as the avatar will move and act the same as the player in real-time. The 3D Camera from Intel RealSense, for instance, allows for games to adapt to the player’s expressions and emotions just by scanning seventy-eight points present on the face of the person. For instance, if the camera detects that the player is scared, the game system will increase the difficulty level of the game almost in an instant!
2: Voice Recognition
Are you feeling too lazy to pick up the controller? You are not going to face any problems anymore since there is such a thing as voice-controlled-gaming at your disposal. It has been around for a while but the use of it for gaming has finally become a reality. Now, there are computers that can recognize the commands given by the user. With the help of this technology, you will be able to turn the console on and off. As a matter of fact, you have the option to control the voice commands as you are playing the game, play what you want from the media library, and interact on social media, or just talk to the gaming system.
3: Real-time play
Long gone are the days when you need to beg someone to play with you! With real-time multiplayer games that can be played on any device including mobile phones, you can play and interact with different people across various countries and time zones. It doesn’t matter where you are on the globe; if you have a good internet connection and a device with a good graphics card, and you’re good to go! A good example of this is live casinos. Live casinos allow players to experience the same exhilaration and excitement as though they were physically present at a casino. And, not only that, but they can interact virtually and in real-time with a live dealer.
4: Gesture Control
You can get rid of the controller, too. Yes, you heard it right. With Real Sense Technology, you will not only be able to play shooter games in the first person but can do it without a controller, just by wavingyour hand. The 3D cam which will track twenty-two different points in the hand. You can connect to your game with the help of gesture control. It uses natural movements of the body. For instance, if you are playing a war game, you can wave your hand for leading a group of soldiers to a certain position.
5: High Definition Display
Gaming graphics have improved. In order to show it off, you need a high-definition display. Televisions which support 4,000 pixels display started being sold at thousands of dollars but now these are available at a much cheaper price! Thus, the format has turned out to be the formal way in which people play games. These games have unbeatable crispness and colors. There is nothing else which is going to come close to this – yet, that is, because who knows what will happen in the next five years?
6: Virtual Reality
Albeit, virtual reality game console has not been released into the commercial market, the people who are associated with developing VR headset are dedicated to offering gamers with an immersive gaming experience which nobody has come across before. Virtual reality allows players to immerse themselves in the game and experience gaming in a way that has never been done before.
Technology is developing at a rapid pace and new aspects are being introduced in the world of gaming and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring! Stay tuned for more.