With the worldwide gaming industry hitting over $90 billion in revenue in 2016, it’s no wonder the world’s top tech companies are continuing to invest in gadgets and content that make gameplay easier, better and more immersive.
Be it the current range of ultra-powerful gaming laptops, hyper-convenient smartphones, or spookily immersive VR headsets, gaming gadgets are certainly evolving at a phenomenal rate, so here’s a useful checklist of the latest gaming trends to watch out for in 2017:2017 will be an exciting year for gaming across all platforms and formats Click To Tweet
While the flashy high-profile console releases like the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Scorpio will undoubtedly be big news of 2017, there is much that the humble PC can still offer in terms of flexibility and firepower for the true gaming enthusiast.
There are some out-of-this-world PC builds out there, but they would have a hard job in combining the power and convenience packed into the incredible Razer Blade Pro.
This rather cool gaming laptop has all of the processing power of a desktop, but is still able to handle even the most graphically advanced titles like the recent Doom revamp with ease thanks to its Nvidia GTX1080 graphics card.
And there have also been some noteworthy developments in mobile gaming, and 2017 looks set to continue that trend as some seriously impressive smartphone models are set to hit the market. And the pick of the bunch has to be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 that’s rumoured to have a bezel-less display so that we can pack more action onto the massive OLED screen.
Such technological improvements have been in part driven by users who are increasingly using these devices to play mobile games. Last year the online gambling market grew by 7.91%, so it’s clear there is huge demand for games such as online roulette as offered by the likes of Bet Way, and larger displays help to make the experience of playing those games more authentic, realistic and immersive.The rise of AR and VR will be transformative for gaming tech in 2017. Click To Tweet
The rise of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will also be transformative for gaming tech in 2017. We’ve already shown how the PlayStation VR has started giving gamers a real taste for the tech but still faces problems with some game formats, so it remains to be seen whether 2017 will see the technology truly go mainstream. With most smartphone manufacturers working to make their devices VR-ready and Google Daydream making a play for the affordable end of the VR spectrum, we should see some significant moves in that direction.
Whether we use these technologies to play cutting-edge horror titles like Resident Evil 7 VR or just fancy keeping it simple with an online roulette game or something like Tetris or Candy Crush, there will surely be a new gaming gadget for you to choose from in 2017.
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