Major Upgrades in Live Gaming Technology
The runaway success of the live gaming industry is partly due to dramatic advancements in live gaming technology. The massive and unprecedented development of computing technology coupled with low-cost, rapid-speed Internet are catalysts to a burgeoning market. In addition, affordable smartphones, tablets, and personal computers have greatly assisted runaway development.
Mobile gaming is now the gold standard – supplanting arcade games, console games, and PC-based games. Sure, a market still exists for those options, but it’s growing smaller thanks to mobile. Players enjoy the freedom and convenience of mobile-based gaming, and the technology is available to make it happen.
MMO RPG games, interactive games, live in-play betting with dynamic odds, and live dealer games at casinos are some of the many options currently available in the live gaming arena. In addition, the introduction of cloud-based technology allows players to access necessary memory requirements without purchasing physical servers and hardware storage capacity.
Cloud-based gaming also means that you can pick up and play anywhere you go. Players can access live games anywhere there is a secure Internet connection – log in to the cloud-based server, and you’re golden. New-age live gaming systems can instantly connect players in real-time with uninterrupted, secure connections. Live blackjack, baccarat, or roulette games are available through fast Internet feeds on PC, Mac, or mobile – not only in a land-based casino. The arrival of these games has been a veritable game-changer. It means, for example, that you can implement a live blackjack strategy because you are playing against a real dealer and not predetermined software outcomes.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
There’s always a lot of interest in augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Fortunately, these technologies are readily available to players for live gaming purposes. There is a reason AR and VR are so popular – they dramatically enhance the live gaming experience. Augmented reality uses the real world with software overlays to create a dual world. The juxtaposition is thrilling for players.
Examples of augmented reality include Google ARCore, Google Glass, Pokémon GO, Holonens, and various apps for design, makeovers, renovations et cetera. Virtual reality is entirely different from AR. It requires players to use special headsets and sensory devices on their hands and feet to create the illusion that the player is actually in the gaming world. You assume the role of a participant in an actual game by entering into a virtual reality.
Voice Control Technology
Voice control can be integrated into live games, mainly when AI technology improves to the point where we can communicate with in-game characters in real-time. Synthetic characters in games are rapidly evolving thanks to AI technology. They develop their personalities through interactions with players, courtesy of machine learning technology. Of course, that type of technology is not required for live casino games since you are talking to an actual human dealer over a secure Internet connection in real-time.
5G Connectivity and its Endless Possibilities
Live gaming technology relies heavily on Internet connectivity. Telecom companies have scaled operations. Now, we can enjoy sharp cost reductions and widespread coverage. Internet services are available globally, from the rural heartlands of Africa and Latin America to the megacities of Europe and North America. 5G Internet presents unbridled download speeds, file transfers, and uptime. The crux of 5G technology hinges upon the connection of every possible smart device to a 5G network. This wireless technology – fifth-generation technology – is the next step up from 4G LTE networks.
It will increase the speed of wireless networks, with maximums topping out at approximately 20 GB per second; it also adds tremendous bandwidth to your communications. Rapid speed and massive bandwidth are essential to the gaming industry, which relies heavily on data being transmitted over wireless networks. In addition, 5G brings all Internet-ready systems online, with the core network and the radio access network of 5G technology. The live gaming industry needs superfast Internet with massive bandwidth.
There you have it. Just a few ways that technology is bringing live games to the mainstream!