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How the rising VR tech will impact the online gaming industry

How the rising VR tech will impact the online gaming industry
Written by Agboola Sodiq

Currently, Virtual Reality has been side by side with the gaming industry because of the way VR industry intend to change ways in which people interact with their computers as well as different types of gaming consoles, this is considered as a very big step forward.

With the rise of the impact of VR, it will not just affect the playing of the regular video games but this will also influence the online gambling world highly.

Online casino play also will feel the same as playing in a land-based casino with other players, as well as a dealer in front of you. Most online games, online casino games all around the world are gearing up for the introduction of VR technology to the mass market because these changes the online gambling games completely which if care is not taken can hurt the brick and mortar of landed casinos.

For those who don’t know what Virtual Reality technology is all about, it is the Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML)which was first introduced in 1994, ever since the progress has had an amazing exponential growth, and up till today Virtual Reality has become an integral part of everyday life and activities of human.

Most games do involve the player on one hand and also the fictional main character on the other side, which they are controlled by the player with the use of control pads or sticks which is also known as the joysticks.

But when it comes to Virtual Reality, the player becomes the main character and also gets immersed into the game. With the help of Research and Development (R&D), the new and modern Virtual Realities are being tested and produced which are able to stimulate our organism, which influences our human senses enabling a player to completely becomes an integral part and the crucial component of the game he or she is playing.

When it comes to gambling and online casinos in the VR World, the progress of Virtual Reality did not leave the online casino games aside, this was able to be achieved because of the new way of interacting between the player an`d the gambling machine of any kind.

Many players who have been tying VR casino had nothing but a positive impression about it because of how the technology makes online gaming more enjoyable. Most mega casino games operators do try to cut costs at the expense of the players, which is why it makes more sense to gravitate toward the virtual experience. Though there are benefits that are attached to the landed casino too. Research has shown it to us that many players do spend more time playing and also play more when VR is involved in their online casino games like blackjack

With all the beautiful things stated above about VR technology, that doesn’t mean there is no downside to it, but the most ethical problem regarding Virtual Reality and online gaming is the addiction problem. Today’s games have always proven to be hyper-addictive, which is a global issue. Some psychologist and scientists have conducted a research which was done on some of the leading universities, which was focused on how it can strengthen the dependency of players who tends to easily get addicted.

Now the question that remains is, will the use of Virtual Reality continue to enrich and also make games even more enjoyable, or will it rather take the wrong turn which can lead to a stronger form of gaming addiction.

Also published on Medium.

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Agboola Sodiq

To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary geek. But in secret, I work to make my world information-safe. In order to succeed, I must become someone else... I must become something else.