There is no escaping that technology rules the universe – especially these days. And the entertainment industry is not immune. In fact, there is perhaps no other industry where the effects of technology are so visually obvious, so acutely notable or in our faces. When it comes to entertainment technology, there is something intriguing about just how it all impacts the final experience for viewers or listeners. It does not necessarily matter if the entertainment content in question is the new TV shows lighting up our living rooms, or films on the silver screen. At the end of the day, entertainment technology is the driving force that makes a film or a television series a raging success, or a flailing failure. Technologies are the driving force behind any industry’s success or decline, and this is a trend that is proving to be the new expectation across the board.
Visual entertainment coming to vivid life
Since the dawn of its inception, visual entertainment has been serving up era after era in enlightening and exhilarating entertainment for audiences around the world. The world that we live in is all about bringing every facet of life to the next level, forging the pathway for the next iteration to fall into place. In the case of the entertainment industry, technologies have been at the forefront of entertainment’s success in recent years. Further, this is proving to be not a passing phase, but the new norm, the newfound expectation in entertainment longevity and success. Over the years, there have been many exciting technologies in entertainment. The latest and greatest of them all is also the one that is set to kick-start an entirely new evolution.
The entertainment tech powering it forward
More and more, the pioneering entertainment technology that is gaining traction is the introduction and further advancement of technologies like VR (virtual reality) and AI (artificial intelligence). Virtual reality technology is being brought to the entertainment industry in an exceedingly powerful way over the last few years. Take video games, for example. The introduction of VR headsets has revolutionised gaming for the better, with gamers around the globe scrambling to be a part of the new age of gaming. The power in VR tech in entertainment lies in allowing the player, viewer, or listener to essentially become part of their chosen form of visual entertainment in “real-time”, navigating the created world through the immersive lense that is virtual reality tech programming.
So, what is next for visual entertainment and tech?
VR is beginning to become so mature in the world of gaming that is bordering on old news (until the next iteration, of course). And now, the buzz surrounding the possibility of introducing VR into film and television experiences is gaining traction. The future of visual entertainment and VR tech lies in bringing viewers into the worlds they so eagerly tune into, in “real-time”. VR in gaming is increasingly becoming quite a common practice, but bringing it to the next level through visual entertainment such as film and television is something else entirely. This is only the beginning for VR in visual entertainment, and it is definitely going to be one incredibly wild wide from here on out into the future.