The gaming industry today is all about the new trends and technologies that make gaming all the more real an enthralling. Gone are the days when sports only meant the physical games and the fun it evoked. Today’s generation is all about the obsession that gaming has created. From the very small and less animated video games that prevailed a few decades ago, today’s video games are all about virtual reality. The gamers and game developers alike prefer games that have a rigid story line and that which involves a lot of action. The thrill which used to be only through the small joystick or the small remote control has now become all about virtual reality and gesture recognition.
The new technologies that are now elevating the gaming industry are gesture recognition, where in a normal camera recognises the gamers body movements and makes corresponding moves in the game. This gesture recognition is now developed to an extent such that the gamer’s natural body movements will be recognised by the controller, rather than the gamer restricting his moves to make the controller understand. The newly developed second screen is yet another new trend that has taken gaming to the next level. Here, other gamers can use tablets to view a friend’s progress. The virtual reality that the new games take the gamers into is another new world, which makes the gamers to forget the actual world. This virtual reality makes every fight, every move, every new exploration an exciting and thrilling reality. Gamers now like to share their exciting moves with more people and hence gaming is fast becoming a spectator sport, with the likes of major league gaming and twitch supporting them. Cloud computing, yet another evolving technology, is making gaming all the more interesting with all the exciting connectivity and accessibility that it provides.
With more technologies developing every day, and the existing ones nearing perfection, the gaming industry is flourishing even in recession and is entertaining the gamers at a large scale.