WILL THE APPLE WATCH CHANGE THE FACE OF MOBILE GAMING?

Published on September 19, 2014 in Industry News

Apple WatchIn a world where the bright minds of innovators such as Apple are always looking ahead into the future of technology, the smartwatch seems to be a natural step in the right direction.

Not all tech-lovers are convinced of the necessity of the smartwatch or that it will ever really be popular. Many, however, said the same thing about the necessity of a phone that can do more than just receive calls or why anyone would need a tablet when you already had a laptop.

INTRODUCING THE APPLE WATCH

The announcement of the Apple Watch set social networks such as Twitter alight with a wide range of reactions and emotions to the new release. Fans of Apple products were elated with having a new piece of technology to simplify their lives while many pointed out that the smartwatch is no new development.

Companies such as Sony and Samsung have been creating smartwatches since as early as 2010. The release of the Apple Watch has had a wider effect on more than just fans though. Mobile game companies are now starting to realize that applications for a smartwatch may just be a viable option.

WHO WILL WIN THE RACE?

Mere days after the announcement of the Apple Watch, Electronic Arts has revealed that it is working on developing games designed for wearable tech. Even though Apple has not released any information on the Apple Watch’s gaming capabilities, EA has stated that is experimenting with “prototype designs”.

Of course this could unveil a whole new world for online casino gaming too. The crown and external buttons on the watch, along with the touchscreen capabilities could be used as ways of betting and spinning if an online mobile slot were correctly developed. The inclusion of motion sensor capabilities could even open up the possibilities of smartwatches being used as virtual reality “helpers” in live dealer games.

Would gamers be interested in a more complex or cumbersome addition to online casino gaming? That would all depend on if game developers could truly create a casino game that worked with the smartwatch and its user.