The gaming industry has been one of the fastest-growing industrial sectors of all time for the past few years. With an expansion estimate of $180 billion by 2021, the industry has seen its significant highs, lows, and introductions of many new technologies. VR gaming has been one such technological advancement that, since it sparked public interest in early 2000, has been the center of attention of the gaming industry. Among many gaming consoles, the VR headset made its own distinct place because the immersive and simulation experience had taken the world by storm.
Awesome reasons why VR is the future of gaming
Here are the top six reasons why virtual reality is not a fad or phase to go by, but it is the thing of now and much efficient advancement of the future, especially in gaming.
1. Less virtual, more reality
As of now, VR is restricted to a user’s visual and auditory senses. It has yet to fully connect to other senses attributed to gaming that make it a more real-time experience like temperature, smell, fatigue, etc. Accommodating to all or as many senses as possible is the secret to accessing the full potential of virtual reality. Therefore, there is a high chance for the future of gaming experience to break barriers between the virtual augmentation and the physical world by adding in more ways of not only experiencing VR but involving the feel of things too.
2. Story-based gaming
Video game developers now focus more on the story of the gameplay than anything else. The main reason behind this is that virtual reality encompasses and encapsulates the real-time experience of a story of the game. The player feels as if they are a part of the story as they become the main character and get to experience the surroundings, and whatever is happening around them is viewed through the character’s emotional perspective. Story-based gaming has helped the game developers to create more immersive games, and as time goes by, it will become increasingly efficient.
3. Better accessories
Virtual reality is going to become more advanced when it comes to gear, equipment, and accessories with time. Right now, when users are wearing huge box-shaped headgear, and they find it cool, then imagine what if it evolves into a sleek designed headband with nicely shaped rimmed glasses that show you the virtual reality simulation. The future holds a high prospect of this all becoming increasingly better looking and even better for your eyes. As right now, people are not sure whether wearing a VR headgear negatively affects the eyesight. But it can be said for the future that it will become safe and secure for your vision.
4. No hindrance to physical activity
One thing that VR gaming has given us the advantage of by taking back the con of being lazy is that VR gaming makes us more physical. No more sitting down or lying back and lazing around in front of the TV screens only to be scolded by our parents for not having enough physical activity involved in our daily lives. Now thanks to VR, there is no hindrance to our physical activity. We get to play games as well as stay fit. You can wear your zoom jacket, Oculus Rift headsets and you’d be good to go for an active game time.
5. Amazing multiplayer experience
As a gamer, you cannot deny that an advanced VR will make the multiplayer gameplay extremely exciting. You will not only be playing with your friends in reality but also virtual reality. You will experience playing with a character that is being represented by someone you know and have learned to play with. It will enhance our gaming capabilities and add more to the fun. Usually, games don’t focus on the multiplayer dynamic of the game. But since VR has incorporated as one of the major consoles after Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox, the developers add this as a critical feature and not something secondary.
6. More immersive sports gaming
One type of gaming that virtual reality has impacted significantly is sports gaming. VR allows you to feel like you are in the ring, arena, or pitch depending on what sports you are playing, and the experience can be so immersive that you will feel you are playing the actual sport in real-time. Thanks to these advancements, gameplay developers like ESports have gained their business back, which was reclining over the years. With new VR upgraded sports games, ESports is back in business.
All in all, virtual reality has been the best gameplay immersion technology that the gaming industry could have gotten. It can be easily said that even in the future, virtual reality technology will continue to grow and also penetrate other sectors like education, business, and finance, etc.
Author Bio: Claudia Jeffrey is currently working as a Content Strategist at Crowd Writer. She has explored the VR domain so extensively that she writes about her experiences on her blog at Word Count Jet. She has gained a significant number of audiences that respect her opinion and expertise in this regard