The Future of Traditional Video Games

Ironically, this is far from a game, in a time where the notion of ‘game’ does not matter at all

MOVEMENT EQUALS ENTERTAINMENT?

VR as illustrated in Cyberpunk in 2077. We wont have such big headgear by 2077.

“Once gamers experience this, they don’t want to go back” — Every VR developer

Virtual Reality has more constraints and limitations due to the human body, than it is meant for entertainment.

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WHAT DO THE WORDS MEAN?

‘Video’ means ‘To see’ in Latin.
‘Video Game’ means a game that is played on a screen — the screen relays the game information and shows the player the play-space as they interact with an input device. While the term was coined by Nolan Bushnell, it was best explained by Ralph Baer, the ‘Father of Video Games’ when he meant:

‘ It’s like watching motion picture on television but you are in control of that, and video is what a TV outputs ‘

Video Game is only a subset of Digital Entertainment that has children and siblings as well:

Typical video game

THE WINDOW TO A NEW WORLD

We have seen contemporary advancements in TV and monitor industries like 4k, HDR, Dolby vision, ELMB, VRR (Variable refresh rate) etc, that claim to enhance image quality, improve response times like never before.
And they execute them beautifully.

STEREOSCOPIC 3D

People wearing glasses normally have to put 2 now
How? — Pixels have directional information and the display bends light in varying degrees

THROUGH LOOKING GLASS

Linus was one of the very few top tech youtubers to cover holographic displays (this one by Looking Glass Factory)
Holo displays of this size — one can imagine the fun

BUT CAN IT RUN GAMES?

Now this is considering these holographic displays can run games at good frame rates. A bigger concern than even slimming down light-field displays is how demanding the hardware required is. Looking Glass’ spec sheet for their 8k flagship display is a 2080Ti, it would still struggle. But, as we saw with VR, hardware is quickly catching up to make visuals believable enough with medium spec hardware and fast enough refresh rates that only content matters more than the driving force, sooner than later.

Stereoscopic 3d without glasses a dream, but not for long

IS THIS REALLY THE FUTURE?

Google an early adopter of future technologies do their best attempts to bring to consumers even when they’re not ready for it

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