Augmented reality was existing even before games like Pokemon Go existed. This technology has been trying to grow for how many years now. So far, the most successful use of this technology is the craze that is known as Pokemon Go. The game by Niantic upped the expectation of this technology’s potential.
One thing that hinders the growth of this technology is its limited scope in the human’s vision. Things would’ve been different for Pokemon Go players if they can view life-size Pokemon in front of them. Imagine seeing a shiny Charizard flying in the sky and then suddenly it landed in front of you while roaring. Yes, something like that.
But you can’t see such things because your smart phone’s display is only limited. And because of this, wild Pokemon was shrunk to fit the size of your screen. It is a bummer, but what’s good news is that Samsung and Google have been trying to get rid of this limitation by inventing a device that can upgrade your Augmented Reality gaming experience.
The government of South Korea recently approved Samsung’s patent for a device called “Smart Contact Lens.” This is not similar to Google’s “Glasses” in which a smart display is attached into an headwear, and that’s where you can see the output. Smart Contact Lens will be attached directly into your eyeballs where it will display images and such.
Smart Contact Lenses are not the first patent of this product. Google already submitted two patents of similar hardware. Researches are still being conducted to perfect these Smart lenses. It is not yet known when will these lenses be available for public use. There are already possible uses of this technology.
Medical operations and surgeries will be improved by the use of smart contact lenses. Example of this is when the surgeon needs to view the stats of the patient, Instead of turning everywhere to see the stats in the available display, the stats will be projected in the eyes of the surgeon. This makes decision making faster, which is a must in life and death situations.
Another possible usage of this hardware when you want help in reading something from another language. An external device like a portable scanner will take a picture of the text and process it using translators. The translated result will then be flashed in your eyes directly.
But if there’s a field that will benefit more in this technology, that’s going to be in the field of gaming. The first game to benefit will be AR games such as Pokemon Go. There is also a chance that new gaming platforms will be based on this technology. With spawning and GPS, you can kill zombies in the streets if that’s what you want.
Sony’s CEO and President Confirms PlayStation 5, Possible Release Date
As we already know that Xbox One X is coming from Microsoft, and it is set to be the world’s most powerful console, and because of this gamers are wondering if Sony has something up their sleeve as well or not. Is PlayStation 5 coming? What is the release date for PS5?
In an interview, Golem.de asked Shawn Layden, president and CEO of Sony, if PlayStation 4 Pro is a replacement for original PlayStation 4 and that if there will be any game which runs on the PS4 Pro – but no longer on a Playstation 4?
Shawn Layden replied that will never happen, he added that, The Pro is really only to offer advantages such as 4K resolutions and HMD for players who can and want to use that. Add to this a more stable image rate and larger hard disk space.
But people who have a standard PS4 have no real disadvantages. Each of our games will continue to run on the classic PS4 and possibly slightly better on the Pro. But who has a standard PS4 has no real disadvantages. Each of our games will continue to run on the classic PS4 and possibly better on the Pro.
Golem.de asked Shawn Layden, if Playstation 5 is coming and whenever that will be? Shawn replied that “Yes. It will probably be some time.” That confirms that it’s just matter of time until they make any announcement about PlayStation 5.
The question is when is PlayStation 5 coming? What is the release date for PlayStation 5? The analysts who predicted the PlayStation 4 Pro and Slim’s release date are predicting that we could see the PlayStation 5 anywhere between 2018 and 2019. according to them the console would arrive in the latter half of 2018.