From monochrome toggle button games to multi media gaming consoles to simulated games – the world of virtual gaming has come a long way. However, the users’ attention capacity or the amount of time in which they feel that they have had enough of the game is very small. This makes the innovators and programs be on their toes trying to figure out newer ways to package and deliver goods. They are forever challenging themselves to design for the future which integrates the latest from the world of technology as well.
Oculus Rift – the latest in technology
The latest news from the gaming world is the entrance of Oculus Rift. The yet to be released product in the market is actually a virtual reality head-mounted display which you can wear like glasses while playing. It is scheduled to be released in the next couple of months. The product uses OLED panel for each eye which has high resolution making it as life like as possible. Also it boasts of a quick refresh rate – 90Hz and refreshes globally rather than scanning of lines. It also uses low persistence which means that an image is displayed on the screen for 2 milliseconds only. As a result, the scene changes as you move your neck just as it does in the real world. The blurring of motion that people experienced with earlier models is taken care of by these three features. The eye lenses can be separated with adjustable dials to suit your particular requirements. Integrated headphones provide 3D sound effects. With Rift, you will not be forced to sit at one place – the concept of positional tracking is added to it. This task is carried out by a USB sensor that is placed on a stationary surface like your desk. The sensor tracks your movements and thus while in its range, you can move about as you please without interrupting your virtual scenario.
Virtual Reality and changes in the gaming world
Rift is especially developed for the gaming world. With technology that can provide the users almost life like scenarios, there will be massive changes in the way games are made and played. Some of the changes that can be anticipated –
- The game developers will need to develop intense programs which can utilize the technology to the maximum. Though it will be virtual reality – the scenarios will be too life like so that the users can feel as if they are actually a part of the scenario. The adventure games could involve car crashes, falling off cliffs, getting shot etc which will be too life like for the faint hearted.
- You could visit a totally new place sitting in the comforts of your home. For instance, if it is Paris and the Eiffel Tower, you wish to see, the VR set will take you there. You will be able to feel the real place with all the finer details. These kind of life like scenarios open a whole new world in adventure gaming for the developers to design around.
- The best part is probably that using Oculus Rift is not just for those wanting to play virtual games. It will transform the way you watch a real game on television. Imagine sitting in the stadium with the best seats – with this VR set you will get that and much more. The numerous camera angles and the fact that you will have the flexibility to observe the game from the point that you choose further adds to the attractiveness of this technology.