Recently, Samsung held the 2016 Samsung Developer’s Conference in San Francisco – better known as SDC. SDC highlights the growth and future of Samsung as a mobile company. During this developer’s conference Samsung discussed what the likely future of Samsung gaming is going to look like and it’s about to get more virtual than we thought.
Last November Samsung brought Virtual Reality to its mobile devices with the release of the Gear VR headset. This was only the beginning. Samsung sets high hopes that the Gear VR will develop away from the familiar white and black box to a mobile unit as slim as a pair of sunglasses. This unit would have a holographic OLED display meaning that there’s no phone installation required.
Even earlier than this release though, Samsung users can now look forward to the Unreal Engine 4.12. Developers can create their games and graphics in a 3-D and real time experience. Epic Games revealed the capabilities of the Unreal Engine 4 on the Samsung s7 thorough the development of ProtoStar earlier this year. With the Vulkan API, Epic Games is bringing high end console graphics to the Samsung s7 and right into the hands of developers and consumers alike.
Preview 2 of Unreal Engine 4.12 has just released on May 3, 2016.
Samsung teamed up with Gamevice to bring mobile gamers an even more comfortable controller for their Samsung smart phone. The unit snaps into the phone and gives the player access to triggers, joysticks, and X, Y, A, B button combinations of a familiar console controller. It’s also light weight so gamers can play without straining their arms. Plus, the controller has a flexible bridge as the middle to fold the two ends together, making it just as portable as a phone. This controller is already featured for iOS, but is slated to hit Android in Summer 2016.
Finally, Samsung gave us a look at Game Launcher. Game Launcher is featured in the bottom corner of game apps and it allows the user to stay fully immersed inside their mobile game experience. Game Launcher will turn off notifications, allow game recording and screen shots, plus the ability to answer video calls without having to leave the mobile app.
With Samsung, gamers no longer have to put gaming on hold.