Video games have certainly come a long way since they jumped into the mainstream in the eighties. It’s no secret that there have been some wondrous and amazing advances when it comes to the technology that goes into gaming. The future of gaming has a bright future and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
Whether you’re an avid gamer or just someone who plays every now and again, there is no doubt that you will be able to see the difference. If you were to show the kids of today what games were like when first released they would likely be shocked and not understand why they were so popular. It’s an exciting time for all areas if technology with voice control, gesture control and virtual reality fast becoming part of everyday life.
Have a look below at some of the ways that gaming has been taken to the next level:
Controlled By Gestures
You now have the power to control some consoles with just some simple gestures. It enables you to get rid of your controller all together and play first-person shooter games, interact with your device by using a 3D camera and waving your hands. Sounds like something that you would only normally see in the futuristic movies, doesn’t it? The camera tracks 22 separate points in your hand and responds to natural movements to help make it run smoothly. Known as Realsense technology, you can expect to see more and more games with the built-in capability to use this feature.
We have certainly come a long way in terms of graphics. Moving from basic 8-bit graphics to cutting edge advancements it’s no wonder that more people are now entering the gaming world. The graphics that around now provides you with photo-realistic textures that will amaze you. It gives you more real-life experience and can even make you feel as though you’re right in the game. With so many improvements to graphic over the years, it will certainly be interesting to see where the journey takes us in the world of gaming.
With the power of 3D scanning and facial recognition technology, you are now able to create a custom avatar that looks just like you do. You are even able to transfer your own expressions to your digital creations. By scanning 78 different locations on your face the RealSense 3D camera technology may be able to allow developers to create games that adapt to the emotions of the gamer playing. If you’re one for pulling faces when you’re struggling at a game this tech may even be able to change the difficulty setting automatically by reading your face. If this isn’t something that you would like then there is always the option to switch it off and stick to the difficulty you want.
Making Use Of The Cloud
Developers have made a move away from creating video game systems that require more powerful hardware. They are now making use of the cloud. This means that you’re no longer limited by the amount of memory that discs or consoles offer you. Images are streamed to your device through servers online using the internet. This does mean that you need to have a decent broadband service though so it might be time for an upgrade just to keep up. If you don’t have a good enough service you may find it difficult to keep up with the demand of streaming a game directly from the cloud.
Whether you’re just a little bit lazy or want to make use of all the latest technologies voice control is something that is likely to be sticking around and improvements made. Although voice-control has been around for a while it is now only just catching up with reality. Not only are computers able to easily recognize users voice commands, but consoles are also now able to as well. You are able to turn the console on and off using this tech, use it to control gameplay, speak on social media, search the web and play music for your library all by just speaking to your gaming system.
Five more ways game changers after the jump…