AI Influencing the Gaming Industry


The next significant evolution in terms of gaming will be bought in by the most revolutionary technology of our time: Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AI has been in the gaming industry for a while now and it has also featured in genres, such as shooting, strategy and also racing games. The idea of using AI in gaming is to offer the player a realistic experience on a virtual platform. However, with the new advancements in AI, the gaming industry is coming up with lucrative methods of using AI in games.

What are the Experts saying About the Change?

Experts have been researching to see how far gaming can go with AI. The studies and market research states that one can expect the gaming industry to change radically over the next few years. Moreover, market researchers have witnessed a significant change in the manner people look at games. Now, developers are facing a bigger challenge to keep pace with the quick changes. Each year, they research to find out the market value, trends, key players, and so on.

Augmented Reality

Developer Epic Games created a whole new virtual space for socializing with Fortnite and with the PlayStation VR, Sony introduced the first mass-market console that enabled us to understand and experience high-definition virtual reality from the comfort of our living rooms.

Today, we have backlit 3D game cell phones and consoles with the ability to play mobile apps and augmented reality games. With just a few taps of the screen, one can modify the colors in the screen, thereby changing the gaming world, building a new or an augmented world via the screens of our mobile devices. Another huge change is in the terms of computer vision. Computer vision is the area of AI that is looking to provide machines the ability to view the world in the manner humans do and respond to that visual information accordingly. Through facial recognition, machines have been taught how to distinguish and recognize between different faces.

With the emergence of Mixed Reality (MR) technology, such as the Microsoft HoloLens, games are using object recognition in great ways. One of the most popular MR games, Young Conker, utilizes object recognition to identify the furniture in the room that it is being played in. By identifying furniture, the game can build an exclusive playable area for each room. The game then utilizes the identified furniture as a playable area for Conker to jump on.

Synthetic Media

The biggest and most inevitable change in the gaming industry is mostly going to come from the expansion of synthetic media.

Synthetic media refers to media (video, images, audio, and text) created artificially. The artificial or synthetic media approach would remove a large percentage of that workflow. In the video game industry, such technology can be easily applied to create voice acting for in-game dialogue. Companies, such as Lyrebird and Replica Studios are already developing synthetic voice technologies that can be downloaded and tried today.

Final Thoughts

The gaming industry has been changing at a drastic pace. Moreover, the requirement for new and improved games has just been increasing each day. Today, gamers do not want a conventional game to play on. They are looking for so much more than that. Artificial Intelligence has changed the gaming industry ever since it was introduced. Over the years, we have observed drastic changes in the way games are being developed. In today’s world, that is so technologically advanced, games have become more exciting and challenging by offering human like experiences.