The idea of being inside a video game or a computer-generated world has been a seductive one for years. Virtual Reality provides a place where you could better experience Mario’s jumps, Resident Evil’s scare, and Mortal Kombat’s fatalities. A place where your actions are real but their consequences aren’t.
Despite being in its teething stage, VR is likely to change lives and just like any other technological disruption, bound to make people rich!
From healthcare to education, entertainment to research, the applications of virtual reality are limitless. In this article, we will discuss how this tech will change the gaming world.
Traditional Games Will Be Far More Immersive
The technology surrounding VR is not only capable of creating stunning new games and experiences but revamping our traditional games as well. A game that has already impressed us on a flat screen is most likely to be more gripping with a VR headset on. Games like World of Warcraft, Dead Space, Bioshock, etc are already compatible with Oculus Rift.
More Atmospheric Gameplay
Some games are more suited to computers (keyboard & mouse) while others give a better experience on gamepads. Developers of virtual reality games are already thinking about which niches of games are more suited to the VR world. Games that require limited button input tend to perform better in a VR world (at least for now). Get ready to see lots of exploration and games involving simple mechanics. In simple words, simulation games are the near future for the virtual reality arena.
If VR is to stay in the gaming world (which is likely to be the case), it has to provide something entirely different while addressing some problems along the way.
Many VR headset users report a mild headache after a gaming experience that may last for up to 20 minutes. That’s a big challenge for game developers and companies.
Remember the time when motion controls came out? Nintendo’s Wii was first to recognize the opportunity and stood the test of providing a different experience altogether. Similarly, we believe, VR has the potential of transforming the gaming industry by creating something that is based more on emotions, story, and meaning.
Last but not the least, designers, game developers and companies who can think outside the box will be the key players in shaping the future of gaming.
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