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Could Augmented Reality Games Be A Game Changer For Apple?
There’s something intriguing about being able to physically control a game by using your bodies movements. It seems to have become the latest trend now with the Wii spearheading the console revolution and putting movement into our collective conciseness. With Microsoft’s Project Natal and Sony’s wand also set to debut in 2010 it’s pretty easy to say that 2010 will be the year of motion controlled games like it or not.
Could 2011 become the year of augmented reality games? Sure the PS2 &- PS3 as well as the Xbox 360 all have camera’s that would allow for some augmented games, but Both Sony and Microsoft have failed miserable in supporting said devices. The problem is they are an add-on and no one makes games for add-ons period.
Apple however could surpass what Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have done for gaming with the iPhone 3GS and possible future versions of the iPad with camera’s and GPS built in.
Augmented Reality games could spark a massive change in the gaming community, which seems to be dying with blatantly rehashing and copying of the same core games over and over.
Imagine games that actually required you to physically move not slightly but entire rooms to avoid virtual GPS based attacks in a multiplayer real time strategy game?
With the recent release of Sky Siege (US$3) gamers can get a glimpse of the possible future of gaming right now. The game (which resembles more like a glorified tech demo than a real game) requires users to dodge bullets and missiles by actually moving away from incoming objects while turning left and right to follow and lock on to aircraft.
We have included a video to show you what the gameplay looks like, and we wonder if could see yourself playing these types of games on the iPhone and iPad or would these types of games be better suited for the consoles?