What Innovations Do Online Casino Gamers Have to Look Forward To as 5G Boosts Internet Performance?
The online casino gaming industry continues to go from strength to strength, and with exciting new technologies being developed all the time players are enjoying the very best of times as far as slots, roulette, blackjack, and co are concerned.
Indeed, with 5G starting to become more widely available, the quality and speed of new releases will surely continue to improve for the rest of 2020 and beyond. That’s great news for players and casinos alike, and here we take a closer look, to nail down what specifically they can look forward to in the near future.
When you look back to some of those original ‘fruit machine’ style online slot games you can’t help but smile. The developers were doing their best with the technologies at their fingertips, but back then there simply wasn’t the creativity to produce anything of real note.
Fast forward to 2020 and video slots and 3D slots are the norm, rather than the exception of the rule, and the trend to follow will be a continuation of that improvement in the graphics of the latest casino releases. The next generation of smartphones and tablets are also likely to shepherd in mobile gaming’s finest hour yet too.
While it has its critics, 5G will surely revolutionize the gaming experience. If you can remember the leap from 3G to 4G, you will recall just how much quicker websites and apps felt when they were loading – exponentially, the jump to widespread 5G should be equally as impressive.
It gives developers more options when it comes to creating new games, and also to casinos themselves in delivering a faster, more responsive experience. Perhaps most importantly of all, those frustrating lags and delays when loading live dealer games could be a thing of the past!
With 5G opening new doors for casino game developers, it is likely that the diversity of slots and table games will continue to grow and become even more eclectic. From classic three-reel slots to five-reel games featuring 3D graphics and immersive bonus rounds, the scope and scale of casino games will be enhanced yet further.
The benefit for the player is that you can choose from a sizable number of categories regardless of whether you’re playing free slots or placing real-money bets on your games. These could be low or high volatility games, differences in the number of paylines or even unique slot game features such as expanding wilds, multipliers, free spins rounds and more.
Once upon a time, it seemed as though slot game development simply revolved around getting a licensing agreement with a movie or TV franchise or a star of sport or music, and then building the content around that. But 2020 has already witnessed the leading providers spreading their wings and creating their own array of characters and enchanting gameworlds – and we expect that theme to continue into the future.
The innovation shown in bonus rounds is increasing too. Gone are the days of simply picking boxes with symbols inside, now there are interactive features which include shooting objects, avoiding capture and so on. Skill elements like these could well be the future of slot gaming.
For what seems like forever, augmented reality is hotly tipped to be the next industry-changing innovation. If, or when, AR does become the norm, it will certainly change how our games look and quite probably which titles we play too, with special features and cool bonuses aided by augmented reality developments. As for virtual reality, wouldn’t it be cool if we could have a live casino environment broadcast into our own living room?
Okay, so that may be beyond the capabilities of 2020, but in the near future who knows? And besides, as you can see, there is plenty to get excited about in the months ahead already.