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How 5G gaming might be every gamers dream come true

Think of the most graphicly stunning, highest resolution video game you can.

Now think of being immersed in such a fantasy world with a razor-sharp response time, exploring and playing with your friends with zero delays in connection. This is the world that 5G gaming technology is promising both players and esports audiences.

With the advancements in cloud and edge computing, gamers come ever closer to realizing an experience beyond realism, free of lag, and no latency between the players decision and the in-game action.

Such are the results of advancing cloud and edge computing technologies and partnerships such as that between Bethesda and Verizon, with their one of a kind project Orion, pushing to accelerate the advancement of this new horizon of entertainment technology.

Mobile Games expanding capabilities

Not every gamer boasts a power-hungry gaming pc or the latest console.

The joy of playing video games have long been accessible through mobile games and have been on a steady rise in popularity. With 5G gaming technology, and cloud and edge computing infrastructure now becoming more widespread and mainstream, phone users could play AAA-quality games with the electronics they already heave in their pockets.

With most of the heavy processing, computational power and graphical rendering happening outside the physical phone, on the cloud platform, you will not have to worry about your phone melting in the middle of a point streak.

This could be the start of something big in the mobile games industry if creators are no longer limited by processing power or slow mobile connection to deliver the perfect gaming experience to the more casual audience, which would only grow that demographic.

Putting the R in AR

The barely detectable delay between your perception of a falling object, your brain’s analysis and decision, and your muscle’s reaction to catch the object is around 20 milliseconds. This is what we call latency.

 In an AR/VR setting, what developers and gamers want more than anything is to make they’re already captivating and engrossing worlds even more seamless and immersive. With cloud enabled 5G gaming technology, the delay between snapping your fingers in real life and in the game, world will be zero to none, allowing you catch and throw objects, and to slap your virtual friends in real-time.

On top of that, the tools needed to dice into these immersive virtual worlds, headset and sometimes sensory gloves and controllers, can not only interact seamlessly and in cohesion, but there will be no wire in sight. This is something that anyone with a headset would hope for, to have that annoying vine hanging down your side unplugged and tucked away.

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