THE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY

The introduction of technology has brought about positive effects in several aspects of our lives and across multiple industries. The financial industry — which is the biggest industry in the world — has experienced immense growth since the advent of digital technologies. The same goes with the manufacturing industry, the education industry, the defence industry, the agricultural industry, and the list goes on.

While the effects of technology in these industries seem crystal clear, there is one other very popular industry: the gaming industry. The gaming industry is fast-growing industry, and we can confidently attribute its fast-paced growth to technological advancement.

Here are some of features of technology in the gaming industry:

1. 3D graphics

In the early days of the Internet, online games — based on two-dimensional graphics — had features that made them far from exciting. Fast forward several years later.  3D graphics and special effects changed the gaming experience. Games became more realistic and relatable, increasing the fun and excitement for players. Aside from changing the landscape of games, the invention of 3D graphics also created new instruments for developing realistic textures, computing physical features, and facilitating in-game interactions between objects. On the other hand, special effects brought about a unique vibe to gaming, making it possible for players to submerge themselves in the online gaming world.

2. Games bring people together.

Online gaming, no doubt, has served as a unique means of connecting individuals from several parts of the world. The Internet has made it possible for individuals to team up and complete a mission in unison. Games such as Monopoly have allowed individuals to play with their buddies virtually. Tech advancement has also made it possible to enhance games. For instance, with the help of tools like Minecraft mod packs, the popular Minecraft game can be made more exciting and enjoyable.

3. Easier and faster payment

For games that require funds transfer, such as online casinos, technology has made it possible for players to initiate transactions while concealing their identity. If technology hadn’t been introduced to conceal vital information about players’ transactions, fraud would definitely be rampant, and the gaming realm wouldn’t have become what it is now.

4. Smartphones technology and gaming apps

Gone are the days when you needed to sit behind your huge laptop to enjoy your favourite game. Today, smartphone technology and gaming apps have allowed you to enjoy your favourite game even while emptying your bowel.

Smartphones have replaced (to an extent) the need to have games on your laptop or computers due to the convenience and portability it brings. You can easily fit your device in your pocket and enjoy your favourite game round the clock, anywhere you desire.

Concluding thoughts…

Technology, no doubt, has helped to revolutionise several industries, including the $173.70 billion worth gaming industry. Like it has in other industries, technology has added a whole new dimension to the gaming industry. Certainly, as it advances, we look forward to seeing more of its effects in this industry.

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