Earlier this year, an augmented reality game took to the world stage and quickly captivated and excited millions of people.
This augmented reality game is none other than “Pokemon Go,” and while it has fallen off quite a bit from its summer peak, it still has many players, and all it may take is one massive update to reinvigorate the fan base once again.
There’s always a chance that “Pokemon Go” is an outlier, that it’s an unconventional game with a model for success that cannot be replicated.
There’s always a chance that gamers all over the world aren’t ready for numerous other augmented reality games.
But video games are built on innovation.
Even those that use nostalgia rely upon new technology to again capture the attention of older gamers and appeal to a crop of younger players.
Augmented reality may still be a tricky and imperfect medium, but it is also one that is unlikely to go away anytime soon.
“Pokemon Go” is currently the most famous of the augmented reality offerings, and it may be joined by other titles soon enough.
What makes the future of augmented reality games seem even brighter is that it’s a medium that encourages so much creativity.
“Pokemon Go” already hints at the considerable potential of AR, but numerous other genres could utilize this medium as well and still find success.
Sports games as they are known now could be revolutionized with the integration of augmented reality, and open world titles could be even more immersive if they utilize this technology.
The prospects for future AR games are genuinely exciting and though it may take a while for them to flood the marketplace, gamers can still count on them not going away anytime soon.
The only real questions about augmented reality’s future may revolve around how big it could still get and how it may be integrated into other forms of entertainment as well.
A serial entrepreneur, Ray Bolouri is focused on creating "the next innovation.”
At young age, Ray co-wrote a dental billing software which has since become the defacto standard for dental practices worldwide. Later he helped market and build the 7th largest ISP in the United States.Read More
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