Gaming is only for boys and geeks are the concepts of the past. The gaming industry is the fastest growing in the entertainment sector in the world and there are some mind-blowing developments that this industry. Gaming has seen many stunning improvements in the recent past, and more are underway for the future. Here are five gaming technologies that made waves this year.
Steam Controller –
This line of gaming computers is manufactured and distributed by Valve Corporation. All steam machines run on SteamOS, an operating system developed for Linux-Compatible steam games. The steam controller is a unique handheld game controller that will work with all the steam games. A unique feature of the steam controller is its circular trackpads. These trackpads provide higher fidelity compared to the traditional controllers. It is also clickable allowing the entire surface to act as a button. Those who have played steam games on their PCs will appreciate the steam controller’s approach, which is quite similar to that of a desktop mouse.
DirectX 12 –
Direct X as we know, is the API provided by Microsoft for handling tasks related to multimedia specially gaming. The latest instalment is the DirectX 12 is now an API console, which will run on the Xbox One and other mobile platforms making it compatible across multiple platforms.
The Virtuix Omni is the first virtual reality motion interface that allows moving freely and naturally in a game. The Virtuix Omni package contains a motion interface platform, a pair of shoes, a support harness and Virtuix Omni tracking software and hardware.
Some of the features of this intuitive console are that it allows the player to walk, run, strafe, jump and duck in virtual reality games and simulation. The concave platform enables a smooth gait and a natural walking and running motion. The comfortable Omni shoes allow a fast paced action and extended gameplay and a great gaming experience.
Oculus Rift Development Kit –
The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that enables players to step inside the virtual worlds of their favorite games. The Oculus Rift creates a stereoscopic 3D view with excellent scale and depth creating a unique and parallel image for each eye in the same way eyes perceive images in the real world creating a more natural and comfortable experience.
The Rift uses custom tracking technology that provides ultra-low latency head tracking, allowing the prayer to look around the virtual world just as he would in the real world. Even the most subtle movement of the head is tracked in real time creating a natural and intuitive experience. The Rift also provides a 100 degree field of view and not limited to what the eyes can see on a boxed screen. The Oculus Rift is designed to be comfortable and light weight to allow long playing sessions.
Sony Project Morpheus –
Project Morpheus, the latest offering by Sony, is the virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4. With the Morpheus, the players will feel that they are actually inside the virtual world of the game. A visor style head mounted display works perfectly with the PlayStation to deliver a virtual reality experience right before the player’s eyes. Players can also use the PlayStation Move controller as an object, like a sword creating a sense that the user is actually fighting with a sword. Morpheus also offers a 3D audio support creating a stereoscopic, true special sound for the best experience.
With the development in the gaming sector, a number of advancements have happened and many more are underway providing unimaginable gaming experience and completely changing the face of gaming as we know it.