Cutting edge gaming advancements allow gamers from all across the planet to experience their favorite games in an amazing and immersive way. If you think about it, games have surely advanced a whole lot when compared to its humble beginnings. The industry is now one among the other billion dollar industries and has revolutionized how children and also millions of adults spend their free time. They have literally evolved from pixels to photo-realistic graphics and have also moved on from arcade machines to incredibly powerful devices with groundbreaking power. After seeing how great the advancements have been, we have made a couple of predictions as to how the technology will evolve in the next couple of years.
- Gaming happening in the cloud. There is undoubtedly more and more dependence on cloud storage nowadays as computing technology becomes more reliable and faster as well. We predict that in the future you will be able to play games from any kind of device which is connected to the internet, the same way you would stream a video or even music. This will make downloading games an obsolete feat because everything is in the cloud and is constantly updated. This futuristic technology surely has some fantastic potential; we have all done this, spent over $50 on a game, finished it in a couple of days and then never played it again. We also never wanted to sell it, did we? This will not happen anymore, because we can play whichever game we want and keep it in the cloud, all our game progress will be saved, and all you will have to do is pay a recurrent subscription fee.
- Hyper-immersive gameplay which is possible through virtual reality (VR) and also enhanced photo-realistic graphics will soon take over almost all the games that are going to be released to the market in a couple of months. This transition will not be sudden, it has actually already begun, and virtual reality games are indeed loved by anyone who tries it.
- The biggest companies in gaming, which are Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony are tapping into the prospect of adding secondary screens and also secondary devices for many games. Nintendo has actually already done it with the invention and even success of their Nintendo Switch. They also have something called the Nintendo Wii U GamePad which features a touch-screen, and this augments the primary screen where the game is actually featured.
- The use of augmented reality (AR) has increased and will soon be available in an endless number of games. This has and will see success because you can mainly use AR on devices like your phone and tablet, which are portable. AR has largely been used in games like Pokémon Go, Jurassic World Alive, The Walking Dead: Our World and Zombies, Run!