01 Apr. 2016
With the high-tech Oculus Rift VR headset making its way into households around the world, it would seem that virtual reality is gaining some serious ground in the gaming industry. According to Microgaming, they have created a virtual reality version of Roulette that is compatible with Oculus Rift.
Microgaming's 3D Cryolab Display
Microgaming's Cryolab showcased this brand new gambling software during ICE 2016 and stunned many of those who were in attendance. Their R&D drive is set to combine real money gambling with virtual reality to provide the most immersive online gambling experience in the world. Players will simply place the Oculus Rift device onto their heads, and two displays will stream images directly to their retinas. This provides a true-to-life experience and makes the player feel as if he or she is standing in front of the roulette wheel.
The Success of the Exhibit
As you may have already guessed, the VR exhibit at ICE was a huge success. People gathered to see demonstrations, and a few lucky participants even got to try it out. In fact, Microgaming recently released a video that explains how their initiative is only the first step in the gambling of the future. The Oculus Rift headset is available now, and there are multiple other gaming companies out there who are busy creating realistic software for use with the pioneering technology.
Breaking Into the Mainstream
There's no denying that Microgaming leads the world in terms of casino software development, and their dedication to cutting-edge technology all but secures their position at the top. Although it may be some years before virtual reality is a household staple in the same way as internet access or smartphones, experts and Microgaming analysts believe that the technology will inevitably become just as common. Being the first to introduce a VR gambling platform certainly puts Microsoft in the limelight, and everyone is excited to see what's next.
If you love online gambling and the idea of a completely realistic experience seems too good to be true, keep your eyes peeled over the next several months. Owners of the Oculus Rift may find themselves gambling in a real-life (virtual) casino before they know it.