How Technology Trends Influence the Gaming Industry

As technology has advanced, it significantly improved the way we experience gaming. Technology breakthroughs such as Virtual Reality, 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence, Augmentative Reality had a big impact on gaming as an entertainment industry. Hence, they have also changed the way we play our favorite games.  In this article, we will examine how technological advances brought disruptive changes in the gaming industry. 


Voice Recognition 

Voice recognition is the ability of a program/ machine to receive and carry out spoken commands. Nowadays you can utilize voice recognition when you use your smartphone. For example, on your Android phone, you can use the option of voice recognition ‘Hey Google’ to get directions, and create reminders or do a simple google search

In the gaming industry, there are more and more gaming systems that enable voice-controlled gaming. By simply talking to your gaming system you can use voice commands to control the game, play selections on your library or interact on social gaming platforms.

Gesture Control 

Gesture control allows a computer system to interpret as commands movements of the human body. This technology uses a 3D camera that tracks 22 points in your hands, which allows you to have an immerse gaming experience by using the movements of your body. This means that now you can play shooter games with just a few waves of your hand. It is also predicted that this technology can easily be applied on TV, computer and other screens in the future.


When we entered the era of smartphones, online gambling has reached even more players around the world. Not everyone has a computer, but nowadays over 5.28 billion people have smartphones. This allowed for online casino games like poker, blackjack, roulette, and slot games to be accessible for players on the go. 

India is no exception. Almost every day there’s a new gambling website for real money in India. This has attracted thousands of players and even pushed the legislation of the state Sikkim to allow the government to issue licenses for online gambling sites in the state. 

Augmented Reality 

Augmented reality allows every-day objects to be enhanced by computer-generated information, including visual sensory modalities, auditory sensory modalities, haptic feedback, and other sensory projections. 

If you have played Pokemon Go, then you’ll have a better idea of how this technology enhances your gaming. For example, with AR you can play table hockey on your dining table or a character from your game can jump a virtual bridge to your desk.

Virtual Reality 

Although there’s still room for progress in this field, virtual reality headsets offer a fully immersive gaming experience. Participants are able to influence the game environment through a variety of VR accessories like VR headsets, sensory -equipped gloves and more. 

Virtual reality games can be played on specialized game consoles or on better laptops and PCS with VR Headsets like Oculus Rift. Based on the platform you’re playing, you can play first-person shooter games, action-combat games or less confrontational games, such as racing and flying.