Innovations That Redefined The Gaming Experience And Industry

From 1980’s to 2018, gaming industry has experienced some revolutionary transformations that took gaming to another new level. With the help of technical advancements, from large consoles and systems to handheld devices, gaming has come to a new way. In fact, gaming industry is making billions of dollars in the market, using these new advancements and now artificial intelligence.

This is because, irrespective of their age, number of gamers are rapidly increasing globally. With everyday innovations, experiencing the new realistic world has finally become a reality from fantasy. But, do you know what were and are the innovations that redefined both gaming experience and industry?

So, today, in this article we will be rendering the list of innovations in video games, which have made them more realistic.

1. Voice Recognition System

Voice Recognition System
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It is nothing new, voice recognition was there in video games from long time back. But, with time it has become more useful and necessary to play some games. With voice controlled games now, you can interact with characters and can also play with voice commands. For this, you will need a plug-in device or a Bluetooth connected microphone with the gaming console you are using.

2. Downloadable Content (DLC)

Downloadable Content (DLC)
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It is the extra content that is available for online games. This content can be downloaded from various official sites by the players. By downloading DLC of any game, you will be able to explore more areas, and will also be able to play and see the content that doesn’t come within the game. This might be in the form of maps, weapons, treasures, etc.

Mostly, DLC’s are created by the games that have streamlined story, and which can be divided into parts. For example, Fallout 3, Mortal Kombat.

3. Gaming on Wearables

As we all know, that gaming is not only limited to consoles and mobiles. As technology has risen to an unbelievable extent, with it and artificial intelligence, portable gaming can now be done on wearables also.

Portables like watches and eyeglasses can now be used to play games. Many of the gamers out there uses Google Glass, Apple Smartwatch, etc. to play games, redefining portability to a whole new level.

Most of the organizations are working on wearables as an extension for gaming, to make them compatible and efficient for better gaming. Once, this is done, it will definitely be a new revolution for the gaming industry.

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4. eSports And Other Online Streaming Portals

eSports And Other Online Streaming Portals
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eSports streaming platform, Twitch, Steam, etc. are the platforms where gamers can stream their gameplay over the Internet and can take part in both offline and online competitions that are held, where both beginners and professional’s players can take part to win the prize money. Most common genres on these platforms are first-person shooter (FPS) and real-time strategy games.

Not only can they play, but they can also stream their content over these trends, which will be seen by live audience worldwide.

5. Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality
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When Virtual Reality (VR) came into existence, no one believed that it could be used to this extent. Now, it is being used in gaming world that allows user to experience a 3D view, where player can act as well as can interact for playing the game. It totally allows you to enter the different virtual world, while you are being physically present in front of the console.

Some of the examples of virtual reality games are, Active Worlds, Blue Mars, Second Life, etc.

Whereas, when talking about the Augmented Reality (AR), it is almost similar to Virtual Reality. It also aims to combine the virtual world with real one. The most played game with this technology is Pokémon Go, where players had to find the objects and Pokémon’s, in real-time, with the help of navigation, again powered by AI.

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So, this was all guys! This was the list of some of innovations and trends that took gaming to another level, and redefined the gaming industry.

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