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Social Gaming has Evolved thanks to VR

posted Aug 3, 2016, 9:58 AM by Blog Poster   [ updated Aug 24, 2016, 11:24 AM ]
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Since the invention of the audio headset, gaming has become more and more of a social experience. People play games not only for the game, but for the social aspect of the game as well. In fact a whole genre of video gaming is built around social interaction, the MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online). The MMO lets thousands of players play in the same world at the same time, usually all interacting with each other. However you don't need thousands of players to have a social experience, games like Dota 2 and League of Legends require teamwork and coordination between players. Playing Civilization V or Europa Universalis 4 on multiplayer allows the players to interact with each other as heads of states, the world riding on their negotiations and treaties. Nevertheless it's quite clear that many games are driven, or even based on their social aspects.

The invention of affordable and practical VR promises to revolutionize the social experience like the invention of the headset. Right now players can interact with each other through manipulation of each other's character's and by talking. Players can move around, shoot (depending on the game), and generally interact with their environment, usually effecting the experience of other players all while talking to each other. VR will add another layer of depth to this player-to-player interaction. Seeing the game on a screen doesn't provide the level of immersion that looking around and seeing the game provides, maybe even walking around it as well.

Even now games such as Bebylon are starting to form which puts social interaction through VR as a core feature of the game. So far social interaction games with VR have been gimmicky and impractical. Bebylon promises to bring players practical player interaction in the world of Bebylon. Like the previously mentioned MMOs, the players will all be able to see and interact with each other; however now players will experience that extra layer of depth that comes along with VR as well. 

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