The gaming industry is constantly growing from the last couple of decades. Whether it on a mobile, computer or a console. Most of the gamers must have heard about VR and AR. VR means virtual reality and AR means augmented reality. Though we are kinda familiar about VR gaming. Maybe some of you already played VR games. But there are very few who knows about augmented reality. AR has the potential to change the whole gaming experience. AR already exists on smartphone cameras, GPS and some social media app such as Snapchat, Instagram. The best example of Augmented reality gaming would be the Pokemon Go game. Other games such as Galaga AR Ingress, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite also using AR technology. But these games and app using it on a small level.
What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented reality is an interactive experience of a real-world. A computer-generated object can overlay on the real-world. It doesn’t affect real-world objects.
whereas virtual reality completely replaces the user’s real-world environment with a simulated one.
Difference between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
In virtual reality, the user gets surrounded by completely based on virtual information. For VR you need some sort of headset in order to experience VR.
But in AR the user can see the object overlay on the real-world by using some sort of special lens.
For example, in architecture, VR can help to create a walk-through simulation of inside the building. And AR can show the whole building’s structures on a real-life view.
Here are some possibilities that can happen after the AR more envolving in gaming.
1. Rapidly growing the gaming industry.
Augmented reality has the ability to redefine the gaming industry. The existing gamer around the world will experience an ultimate level of gaming. And thus they can engage other peoples also to experience that. It not just increasing the gamers but also close the gap between user and developers. The popularity of multiplayer AR games can push the developers to keep improving the technology. Moreover, Apple’s newly launch fast-action multiplayer games such as Galaga AR and SwiftShot can take AR gaming experience to the next level.
2. Better Gaming console
Console-like Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Switch is trying so hard to give you the best possible gaming. The existing consoles are already supported VR. AR makes that cabin feel real to the gamer and can improve their real-life abilities in a safe environment. AR in-game development can bring new opportunities for developers working with advanced technology.
3. Technologies behind AR games
Existing games and app such as Pokemon Go, Galaga AR or Snapchat, Instagram is using the Augmented reality on a small level. The more AR will develop the more possibilities and options will pop up for gamers and developers. The game development companies using Unity 5, Wikitude, Vuforia etc technologies in there AR games. Hololens, a mixed reality smartglasses from Microsoft push the boundary for AR games. Magic leap is another example of Augmented reality.
No doubt AR technology is going to influence the gaming industry. AR has open endless opportunities for gamer and developers. It capable of providing a great experience. Converting a field into a battlefield. Gamers now can interact with real-world in digital form. Also, it will provide gamer a unique and creative experience. AR technology is going to be the future of the gaming industry.