What's the deal with Virtual Reality Roulette?

Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 12:31

Well, first of all, we must get to the bottom of what virtual reality roulette actually consists of then we can begin to speculate as to what its future is and how it will continue to be developed.

If you are completely unaware of the revolution that has been happening in the video gaming world over the past few years then worry not, I’ll give a brief description of what Virtual Reality, or VR for short, is and what it does to enhance the gaming experience.

Oculus Rift


One of the first in this newest spate of Virtual Reality Kit came a couple of years ago when small start-up firm Oculus hit the market with their ‘Oculus Rift’. At the beginning, as with all technological advances, the features and capabilities were somewhat rudimentary compared to now, however as the popularity of the device began to grow the imagination of more and more people became captured by this device. The possibilities seemed endless and so games developers and companies alike set to work in the development of programmes and games that would utilise the Rift’s technology, some firms decided to go into competition with Oculus and created their own devices to work with their own software. The trend became so popular that even gaming giant Sony got on board and released their PlayStation VR headset to the market.

The key advantage of VR over regular gaming is definitely that extra level of immersion that it gives the player, the headset matches your head movements 1:1 so that everything the player looks at the avatar also looks at in real time.

Microgaming


Thanks to the popularity of this title it is no surprise that the online gambling world would eventually get onto it as they are very often at the forefront of gaming technology so as to stay ahead of their competitors and provide the best service to their customers. So steps in Microgaming with their innovative and revolutionary VR roulette game.

The game puts you into a stunning and infinite outer-space setting where you can watch the world from a new perspective as you play. You are not alone up there, with you is a robot dealer who stands behind a roulette table and runs the game. Of course, some suspension of disbelief is necessary here, for example, try not to question why the ball wouldn’t float off and why the wheel doesn’t spin for ages in a place with no air resistance.

Regardless, the experience is an overall extremely enjoyable one that has a huge amount of promise and possibilities. I would expect to see a rather large increase in the amount of virtual reality casino games that will be produced in the coming ears as both the positive reception that this got at The Global Gaming Awards mixed with the general level of excitement that people, and especially games developers get when they have the chance to play with new tech will mean that it will be an attractive area to go into for other casino game developers and players alike.


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