Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that stirred excitement in people even before it was introduced. Though it stumbled a bit out of the gate and was extremely expensive, it has improved immensely both in terms of software and hardware and is now meeting the expectations of purchasers.
One of the best growth areas of virtual reality has been in the gaming industry, it allows players to fully immerse themselves in games and makes it as real an experience as possible. Though VR has already made gaming more interesting, the future of the technology holds much to be seen, we go through a few ways it has already improved gaming and how it could change it further in the future.
1. More interesting game environments
VR does offer you a new way to play and in the future it is sure to offer you even more immersive and interesting environments to play in. How would you feel if you could play a game at the Vegas Palms sitting next to the Niagara Falls, or with rocks from the movie Avatar flying around? Well, today early adopters are already playing in many cool environments, but unfortunately with still so few games the choices are limited (at the moment).
The future of virtual reality gaming is limitless, from entering new and fantastical environments, to going on exotic vacations while staying in your living room. It’s not unbelievable that VR will let us voyage the unversive, walk on distant planets and feel like voyagers in our own right.
2. More games to choose from
Playing your favorite Canadian online casino game and being immersed in it is already a fun experience. Imagine being able to go into any world from your favorite game series or franchises and forget about the real world… even if it’s just for a few hours. With more games and titles will come more opportunity to escape into the world of your choosing. Whether it be the Wasteland of Fallout 4 or Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls V. VR makes all this escape possible.
3. More emotional involvement
When playing on a flat-screen you can get a good feel for your characters, they look so much more human than they did in the past and with increased realism comes more empathy and emotional involvement. VR is only going to increase that sense of realism, maybe even causing you to forget the world around you for a while, and truly delve into the make believe land you’ve entered. With this full immersion, you may feel guilt and sympathy for things you to do people on screen, and when logging off you may feel more accomplished.
4. Interesting social experiences
Gaming itselfs lends to great social experiences with friends, family and people you meet online. VR only enhances that experience as new VR multiplayer games hit the market. Who wouldn’t want to watch their friends flailing around with a joystick and headset? It would make for a great party, and the guest can watch the action on screen as well, which makes it even better. VR adds a whole new element to the party game, sort of reminiscent of RockBand or Guitar Hero, where one or two players really had to be active participants, and friends cheered them on or waited for their turn. Once you see your friend playing VR, it’s very likely you’ll run out and buy yourself an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive so you can get in on the action too.
VR opens up many new opportunities for gamers. As more games come up for it and more people adopt the tech, the experiences are only getting to get better and more immersive.
Do you already own a VR headset? If so, what have your experiences been like? Is it too early to adopt or about time to get on board?