A Look behind the Scenes: Which are the Latest Online Gaming Technology Trends?

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The online gaming world has benefited immensely from technological innovations. These innovations have helped the industry to the next level. For example, technologies such as blockchain and Cryptocurrencies have helped online gaming operators to address security issues that were a thorn in their flesh.

So what are the latest online gaming technology trends? This article looks at the newest tech online trends that are running the online gaming sector. Let’s dig in!

Cloud Gaming

Since the advent of video gaming in the 1970s, gamers have continually had to upgrade their gaming hardware. You couldn’t access the latest titles if you didn’t upgrade your console. However, thanks to cloud gaming, there is a paradigm shift.

All the top-rated video game operators offer their games using cloud-based subscription services. For instance, Tencent, Nvidia, Google, Sony, and Microsoft all run cloud gaming platforms.

This gaming model does not require gamers to buy and upgrade their hardware continually. Instead, everything runs from the cloud data center, with gamers streaming the output in their homes.

Moreover, the spread of reliable networks like 5G has allowed players to enjoy an excellent cloud gaming experience. More development is expected from this innovation in the coming days.

Virtual Reality

Gamers had already started to enjoy VR before it became trendy. VR has developed progressively in the past five years, and top franchises like Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Doom are accessible through headset technologies.

Additionally, a related technology, Augmented Reality (AR), is also becoming prevalent in the gaming world. The increased use of these technologies is because of the availability of standalone devices that enable gamers to enjoy these technologies.

The Metaverse

Facebook and Microsoft have been discussing grand plans to launch immersive and persistent online worlds for leisure and work. But gamers are already used to meeting in virtual worlds to partake in entertainment.

Recently, the idea of in-game worlds is gradually becoming trendy. Virtual entertainment has taken other forms, such as music concerts in games like Fortnite. Furthermore, other franchises have repurposed their platforms to offer a wide range of user experiences.

Therefore, while you might still enjoy the typical game experiences, you can still join the game for other reasons, such as socializing or any other form of shared interaction. Game developers find value in offering their players an immersive environment.

NFTs and Blockchain

NFTs is an abbreviation for non-fungible tokens. Many game creators have revealed their intentions to build NFTs into their games. The NFTs will allow players to win, earn and trade special in-game items.

This idea is not popular among gamers, especially because many see the tokens as a wasteful use of their energy. Moreover, this could be because of the massive processing power you need to process the blockchain algorithms.

However, game developers have claimed there is a strong future for the convergence of gaming and NFTs. They also claim that there is an apparent willingness to spend money to make it a reality.

Additionally, play-to-earn games are becoming trendy. Games reward gamers with Cryptocurrencies for playing. Some gamers earn up to $250 per day, which is a decent income.

Final Thoughts

There are more technological innovations influencing the online gaming sector. The ones discussed here have had a significant impact on the industry. What’s more, what you see is just the tip of the iceberg; there is more on the way!

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Oscar is a technology journalist writing for Techweez. Covers disruptions and innovations in mobile and how that changes the face of the Africa continent. Stay in touch via Twitter on @Oscar_Adika