Microgaming used ICE 2019 to showcase a number of upcoming projects in the online casino industry. During the exposition, the industry leaders displayed state of the art slot games including Banana Odyssey and Village People Macho Moves. Previously, though, Microgaming has used the opportunity to show its VR creations and some fans may have been hoping for more. After all, if Microgaming creates more VR content, other developers are likely to follow suit.
It seems like a long time since Microgaming unveiled VR Roulette at ICE 2016. At the time, there was excitement surrounding the new technology and many people thought it was going to be the next big thing. Microgaming casinos are hugely popular, and the name is used to attract players. Microgaming received excellent feedback for VR Roulette but, so far, the game hasn’t been rolled out on a mass scale. VR didn’t explode in the way people had anticipated. This is expected to happen in a few years, though. In fact, according to Statista, the VR market will be worth $209 billion in 2022.
Due to these projections, it would be fair to assume that developers will continue to create content for VR. The company may decide to branch out into other table games such as blackjack and poker. In 2022, VR could be mainstream because newer generations of the technology will have made older headsets more affordable for mass audiences. Facebook purchasing Oculus Rift could also be the major factor that pushes VR in the right direction. If VR becomes a common item for every household, online casinos may switch to being fully virtual. At this time, the casinos could be populated by a number of offerings similar to VR Roulette.
It has been noted in the past that online casinos don’t really offer a sociable experience. Virtual casinos, however, would learn from MMORPGs and allow for more player interaction. This is something which could easily occur at table games like VR Roulette.
It seems as though, currently, Microgaming is looking to stay as an industry leader with its innovative slot games. However, if VR booms as many expect it will, the developing studio will have no choice but to continue the work it started with VR Roulette. Soon, a fully immersive casino experience could be a reality.
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