In recent months, a virtual reality game developer has started testing a new product, which will allow online players to experience the feel of a casino without having to leave the comfort of their own homes. It is still at a level above, in terms of realism, the so-called live online casino format and a major advance for the online gaming industry. But is it able to blend into the technological world of VR?
The company in question is called Lucky VR , based in Toronto, Canada. The current configuration will allow players to play in a virtual universe, created by Lucky VR and which offers virtual reality online blackjack tables and other games typically found in a casino, online or real. Going forward, Lucky VR and other major online game developers hope to bring their own sites into virtual mode so that, while some will continue to play slots and tables at establishments in Las Vegas, Monaco and elsewhere, more and more gamers are doing it from the comfort of their own homes.
All professionals in the industry today are closely monitoring this process, and of course we also keep an eye wide open for further progress. At the current stage it is very basic, with a slight Bioshockfeeling . The game tables are beautifully rendered and the games themselves seem to work well. But the depiction and movement of the croupiers and other characters in the virtual reality online casino (they intend to incorporate a full land-based casino experience, which will include players, bartenders, croupiers and croupiers of course, etc. …) Still have a large margin of progress ahead of them.
Obviously, the developers of Lucky VR are not the only ones to embark on this new revolution in online gaming, which could totally change the entire industry. If Lucky VR has taken a giant leap before everyone else, the latter is already quickly caught up by the behemoths in the field such as Microgaming and NetEnt .
And the operators themselves are not left out. In the United Kingdom, for example, the British giant William Hill is also working hard on virtual reality games, albeit based on horse racing. They are currently developing a product that will recreate real horse racing and allow users to experience racing from the jockey’s perspective. The software collects a wealth of data and makes bettors feel like they’re in the middle of the action. The details of this product and its implementation are not yet entirely clear, however.
Technology is evolving at breakneck speed and thanks to mobile gaming and other advancements, we have already seen an online gaming industry transform in recent years. However, it looks like the biggest changes are yet to come, so watch this space and get ready for something spectacular.