Hi, As New year around the corner I would like to shed some light on VR tech with my personal views. As a gamer, Back in 1998 I remember playing 1st ever horror game of my life Resident Evil 2 on the Pentium II PC. I said to my brother what if one day tech evolves to a level that I'd be inside this environment replacing Leon. Today I am seeing a tech mask, It's called the big head set which a person can wear and enter into the most fantasy gaming world he was once dreaming to enter in and rescue the citizens from evil, worlds from corruption, doing immense missions, Roaming around exotic locations and making friends. Many prominent gaming industry figureheads are highly optimistic about this recent tech and are pretty excited about the Product. It's called the VR. Is it the thing which kids dreamt about in the classic 90's era? Will the dreams come true? I can only say at the moment that this we can only find out in the coming years.
2017 is just around the corner and this will be the year in which VR will grow more as a brand itself as well as video games will start to get develop exclusively for VR. Personally speaking. Most certainly VR seems the future . It is technology at the next level whether we talk about games, movies, entertainment. Talking about the games and my personal views, I am in the middle of two poles at the moment. One is the constant innovation in the classic traditional gameplay stuff and other one is entirely different experience altogether.
I have been grown up playing classic Super Mario in Atari, Prince Of Persia's and Indiana Jones on PC and then Heavy Rain and Uncharted on consoles. Looking back now, I must say that it’s a huge as well as very quick journey in the development of gaming technology. Who would have thought back in 1992 that 20 years down the line we would be seeing such massive graphics, Dual-Shocks, Smooth and seamless controls, Fun online multiplayer and an interactive world on the PSN. The root of the playing experience is classical, You are sitting on a comfortable sofa/chair or even at your bed and on a screen you are controlling a character while chit chatting with your friends and your original environment. While VR you and only you are in the environment just inside the game. It gives an incredible immersion though.
I suppose that VR gaming at this stage is for the hardcore audience it may not attract mass gamers in its initial years. Ten years down the line we might see a very slimmer VR equalvent to glasses as once we have giant computers equal to big rooms and now the things are captured in a smaller and shiner screen possible with our tablets, iPads and little laptops. If the technology succeeds, We might be seeing VR glasses who knows?
Being a professional in games industry, I see VR in a totally different perspective. It is a great chance for developers to create the best player immersion experience like never before. The graphics and vfx will play an extremely important part in creating that experience. It will definitely be a whole new challenge and world for the VFX in gaming.
That's me, What is your take on the VR and how do you see it in 2017? Happy New Year in advance guys and have a great holiday season