Integration has always been one of the primary focuses of developers in the tech industry. Today’s devices do so much more than serve their original intended purpose. Just look at smartphones and all the things that they can do. Making calls on the handheld devices has actually become a rarity for some people. Now that more tech is coming out to enhance the devices we already own, the gaming industry needs to take advantage of it. Pieces of kit such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, and laptops could all be connected and used in tandem to make games more enjoyable.
Could be a Major Boost to Sectors Like Online Bingo
Online bingo, as part of the wider iGaming industry, is one sector that has taken advantage of developments in technology fantastically. The digitalized version of the classic pastime now comes with themes, community chat features, and a variety of other games to complement the overall experience. It feels as though the sector is at an early stage in its evolution, and developers will do everything they can to bring in new technological breakthroughs to improve the game.
There could be a way to make the bingo room experience feel more immersive. When players log on to a bingo game, it feels as if they are in an online version of a bingo hall. For example, there are other players taking part at the same time, and every online bingo game has a caller. This already makes for thrilling gameplay no matter what device players log on from, but integration could enhance it further. One idea could be to link smartwatches with online bingo sites so that the numbers are presented on there as well. Players could also access sites through multiple devices at the same time, in order to play numerous games simultaneously.
Console Players Can Immerse Themselves in the Games Even More
There is already quite a lot of integration between devices when it comes to console games. Some popular titles now have associated apps that allow players to do certain things. One example of this is for the popular EA Sports soccer game, FIFA. In addition to playing the actual title, players can download the FUT Web app. This allows them to easily make changes to their teams without disrupting gameplay.
There are ways that smart technology could help players feel even more immersed in games. For instance, when playing first-person shooter games like Call of Duty, it would be an interesting feature if players were able to use their smartwatch as a form of radio. They could talk into it and communicate with their teammates. Integrating a tablet or smartphone with the gameplay could be another way of examining clues in detective games like Sherlock Holmes. Full immersion in games is one of the ambitions of the creators, and using integrated technology would help move towards this.
With the smartwatch now emerging as a handy extension to the smartphone, it’s interesting to think about how each of the devices we own can be improved through integration. There are certainly some cases in the gaming industry where this kind of interconnectivity would be welcomed.