We all live in a time where immediate gratification trumps everything else. We also live in a time where technology is taking us to new heights we never imagined. Over the past 2-3 years, the online gambling industry has experienced incredible growth. It has done this by focusing on both of the aforementioned aspects, immediate gratification for gamblers, using new technologies to pave the way.
In 2016 at the ICE Totally Gaming conference, industry giant Microgaming unveiled its new virtual technology, using roulette as the featured game. This wasn’t the first time 3D or virtual gaming had been introduced, but the fact an industry leader was jumping on board gave a clear indication which way the online gaming industry would be heading in the future.
Here we are at the end of 2018 and virtual reality in online gambling has become a reality. From this day forward, software developers will be focusing on improving the technology in order to improve the player’s overall playing experience.
It was just a few years ago that companies Evolution Gaming and Microgaming brought live casino gambling to the Internet. With this new technology, players have been able to play games like Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette in the face of a real live dealer. Without a doubt, this new technology proved to be very popular. However, players are fickle, always wanting something more.
It took a while for software developers to catch the Virtual Reality wave, but the day is upon us. Remember, virtual reality technology has already been proven viable and popular by Xbox and PlayStation gaming developers. For the adult gaming industry, it was a process that needed time to develop.
Great advancements have already been made. However, there’s more on the way in 2019. To date, most of the 3D and virtual reality development has been focused on table games. This was an easy transition with live dealer games already in place. Now software developers are tackling virtual online video slots. After all, video slots still serve as the heart of the online casino industry. All current trends point to players being able to choose slots that put the player into the heart of the game. In some cases, players will be closer to the game than they would be if they were standing in front of a slot machine in Las Vegas.
This is all good new for casino players. However, there’s another issue gaming developers are working on in 2019. To date, the costs associated with VR gaming equipment can still be a bit prohibitive. It’s not something the average online casino enthusiast can afford. With that said, many of the industry’s major gaming developers are working on advanced technologies that are more cost effective. This will allow these companies to pass on the savings to a large group of waiting and wanting customers.
Great 3D slots you can play on your computer are right at your doorstep. In 2019, you can expect to see further developments that will do nothing but enhance your overall playing experience.