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Microgaming is proving its pioneer status in the world of entertainment once more, thanks its new VR Roulette game. The virtual reality game was demoed at the ICE Totally Gaming 2016 expo recently, and visitors were treated to this award winning game which sets to change the face of casino gaming.
Visitors to the Microgaming stand at the expo were ushered into an ultra-futuristic CRYO lab which was built especially for the event.
Wearing Oculus Rift DK2 headsets, players were transported to a roulette table in virtual outer space. Leap Motion 3D Controller technology tracked their hand movements and projected them into the 3D world.
This new concept is set to improve the players' online gaming experience by adding a new layer of social interaction.
Microgaming first rolled out its Virtual Reality pilot project at the Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco in March last year.
Since then, the Isle of Man based gaming company grabbed an industry award at the Global Gaming Awards 2015 in the Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year category for its VR Roulette product.
The judges were impressed with Microgaming's development of VR Roulette after the group examined analogue interactions across real and virtual environments.
VR Roulette will study the immersive potential of 3D technology in the online gaming industry.
The CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever said at the time of receiving the reward that the VR Roulette game provided "an incredible insight into the future of online gaming."
In an article published in Business Reporter last year, Raatgever spoke about how Microgaming was wagering on virtual reality and wearable technology as the new elements of online gaming within three or four years time.
"We developed an online slot for the Oculus Rift VR and Google Cardboard headsets," wrote the CEO. "The 360-degree view and interactive elements delivered an immersive experience like no other! This year we took our Oculus Rift offering to the next level. We created a virtual reality 3D roulette set in an expansive space scene that used advanced natural motion controls, allowing the player to place chips using their hands."