The Future of Gaming?
I wouldn’t say I am an avid gamer but like most teenage guys I do occasionally indulge in a little fictional war, so when I stumbled upon this article I figured it was something worth sharing. As some of you might know, there is an ever present struggle for FPS dominance in the gaming world and most of this struggle occurs between the Call of Duty line of games and the Battlefield games; I myself prefer the Call of Duty line, and how fitting that the newest game comes out tomorrow. But that has potential to become quite the tangent so back to the topic at hand, essentially what this article talks about is how a simulator was created to make the newest Battlefield game, Battlefield 3 as realistic as possible without of course that whole death thing.
In order to create the simulator a number of different fairly advanced technological systems were combined. I won’t go too in depth because you can read all the article in the above link but I would have to say the highlight of the simulation is the fact that when you get shot in the game, one of 12 paintball guns actually shoots you. So what does this tell us? Are these simulators going to be the norm of the future? I certainly hope so cause this seems pretty awesome but, I guess it’s to be expected that as all other technologies advance gaming would as well. I just never thought the outcome would be so epic.
But what do you guys think? Will the average citizen ever get to enjoy such awesomeness?