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For Zelnick, games will have an awesome future and by the looks of it, games will become photorealistic. According to him, the reason behind such optimism is supported by various factors. The ever-growing audience, technological advancement are some of the most important factors that will make the next 30 to 40 years to be the best ever for gaming.
Roblox, a user-generated gaming platform, has acquired a real-time animation startup studio, Loom.ai for an amount that is still undisclosed. Loom.ai is a startup based in San Francisco founded by a team of talented individuals hailing from Dream Works and Lucas Film. Loom.ai specialized in real-time facial animation technology and 3D avatars.
Moreover, the report also indicated a surge in the growth of VR in 2020 thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns worldwide. The demand got sky-rocketed but the supply, on the contrary, got disrupted due to “manufacturing challenges in the first half of 2020 and the November launch of next-gen games consoles diverting gamers’ attention and budget.”
Despite India being a promising venue for games, there isn’t all sunshine and rainbows for the industry. A political spat and military tension between India and China caused a considerable dent in the gaming industry. Following military tensions at the border lead to a ban on 59 Chinese apps and six weeks later a ban was expanded to 118 more apps.
Epic Games continues to grow big as they have recently acquired Hypersense, a real-time animation company. With this acquisition in place, Epic Games is looking to introduce real-time face animations in Fortnite where player avatars will copy real face expressions of the players and that too in real-time. Hypersense will also collaborate with 3Lateral and Cubic Motion to “make content production more accessible.”
In an official press-release today, Capcom revealed that the ransomware attack took place on November 2nd, 2020 and the organization behind the attack was Ragnar Locker. The attacker demanded heavy ransom money to release the encrypted data on the company servers.