Today I was browsing the internet and I stumbled across a video “TOP Realistic Graphics Next Gen Most Anticipated Games 2016”. At the time the video received more than 2.4 million views on YouTube and I thought it must be good.
I watched the video and was amazed at how awesome the games are going to be that will likely be released in the last part of 2016. Computer games have come a long way from games like Packman, Tank, Asteroids, Command and Conquer, Quake and Tomb Raider 1.
The graphics in games are becoming increasingly real, and watching it on a flat screen is almost unbelievably real.
The Best Games coming in 2016
Watch the video and tell me it is not awesome, and that you are not looking forward to these games.
Virtual Reality and Games
The above “Best Games coming in 2016” is making me really excited especially when I think of these games combined with Virtual Reality. Roughly in 1995 I got my first phone and the phone was huge and pretty much all the phone could do was call. Then some phones I think Nokia came out with a game “Snake” on the mobile phone, and it was awesome. Fast-forwarding to 2016 and the phone was crap compared to the phones that you get today.
The Smartphone have made so many advances in the past 21 years it is just amazing to look back at the smartphones of 1995 and comparing it with the smartphones of today. I earlier this year saw a presentation on technologies, gadgets and traditional devices that smartphones made absolute.
The best part of the presentation for me on technologies and gadgets replaced by smartphones was the capture at the end of the presentation which said “This is only the beginning”.
This got me thinking, about Virtual Reality Games and where the Best Games of today is going to be in 21 years from now, if VR have the same development curve as smartphones had. Unlike the past when virtual reality failed simply because VR was expensive, and the technology of the time did not allow us to view Virtual Reality at ultra-resolutions like HD, 4K and 8K. For the first time in our history we have the opportunity to experience computer generated content so real that when you are immersed into the Virtual Reality world, your brain would not be able to distinguish between what is real, and what is computer generated.
Some people might think that it is just a dream, to create VR Content so real that it would be hard to believe that it is not real. Again, think about where the technology is going to be in a 100 years from now, maybe 200 years, maybe 300 years. Virtual Reality have time on its side, and each year as tech becomes more powerful than before virtual reality is going to become more real than life itself.
The awesomeness about Virtual Reality is that we can immerse ourselves in the blink of an eye, into gaming environments that are not real, but seems real. We can jump from game to game, world to world and place to place like teleportation in old classic TV Series like Star Trek. In the VR world we can be ordinary or we could have super powers like batman or superman. We could experience stuff in VR that one would not be able to experience in a full lifetime.
VR is going to revolutionize everything that we know. In a 100 years from now, technology is going to be so much more advanced than it is today. We all might soon choose to connect to a machine as in the movie Matrix and become fully immersed into VR Environments being kept alive by machines.
Check out this Awesome Realistic Virtual Reality Game RiftCycles Project
This is a stunning and unique arcade prototype that combines the Oculus Rift with a Light Cycles simulator that was built from scratch. (Someone already build it in 2014 -- and more extraordinary someone just like you or me!) -- I again stand amazed at how, Google, the internet, smartphones and access to information have changed the world… I can only imagine where we will be in a 100 years from now!