What should we expect to be playing in years to come?
If you need any more proof of the advancement of tech over the years, just take a look at the gaming industry. Technological developments in this sector have been staggering – from the early years of black-and-white 2D games like Pong, to complex games with high quality graphics such as Call Of Duty, gaming really has stepped up over recent decades.
But with the introduction of virtual reality (VR) goggles as the next dimension of gaming, what exactly is next for the industry?
We’ve researched the future of the gaming world to create an interactive tool that shows when we should expect to see exciting new changes begin to emerge. Here are a few examples of what to expect from gaming in decades to come.
Virtual Reality Theme Parks
VR technology has seen a huge increase lately, with the global virtual reality market predicted to be worth $40.4 billion by 2020.
From as soon as 2018, adrenaline junkies can expect to see VR and augmented reality play a part in their theme park experience.
Players can trial and ride exciting new roller-coasters via augmented reality simulators that will take up a fraction of the space, and cost, of the real-life equivalent.
Get Fit Whilst You Game
The fitness industry is seeing a boom in apps, wearables and other tech that helps people stay in shape, and has already attracted millions of dollars in funding in recent years. The next step for the fitness industry is to help gamers get fit whilst they play.
As gaming is traditionally recognised as a lazy hobby which involves a lot of sitting still, this should really help to get more players moving and involved with sports.
The Mayweather Boxing and Fitness Virtual Reality program trains players how to punch and fight, exactly like the real thing. Dubbed ‘the future of fitness’, this new program helps players become more coordinated and healthy.
Explore The Moon From Your Sofa
Dreamed of visiting outer space and undertaking otherworldly adventures? This opportunity might be closer than you think. The future of gaming tool reveals that by 2021, engineers will want gamers to help them explore the Moon with a remote-controlled nanobot.
Lucky gamers will be able to control the little rovers as they roam across the surface of the Moon through a video game.
Immersive Experiences by 2030
As technology develops, the Internet of Experience will mean that computer graphics will be able to leap into your home in 3D format by 2030. Players can expect to see games projecting graphics into your home to create immersive and alternative scenarios.
Another 30 years into the future, 2061 will see similar technology magnified. Transparent gaming tablets will overlay enemies, virtual people and buildings into whatever you’re looking at, to truly blur the lines between the real and virtual worlds.
This same year, players could have AI squad mates who will be indistinguishable from other human players playing online. These AI team members will hold relevant conversations and adjust the context of conversation to match what is happening in the game.
As AI, VR and technology continue to transform over the next 40+ years, what will gaming be like even further into the future? Find out here.