High System Requirements: A Barrier to Virtual Massive Open World Accessibility


Video games have come a long way since the days of Pong and Pac-Man. Today, video games are more immersive and feature stunning graphics and intricate gameplay. However, this advancement in technology has come at a cost — high system requirements.

For many users, high system requirements are a major barrier to accessing the latest and greatest video games, let alone the persistent and interoperable massive open-world environments the Metaverse aspires to deliver. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Cost: Upgrading a computer or purchasing a new one can be expensive, especially for those who are on a tight budget. High-end gaming PCs or commercial machines can cost thousands of dollars, making them inaccessible to many users.
  2. Technical know-how: Not everyone has the technical knowledge to upgrade their computer or even know what components they need to meet the system requirements. This can make the process confusing and frustrating for those who are not familiar with computer hardware.
  3. Incompatibility: Some older computers may not be able to meet the minimum system requirements, even with upgrades. This can be a problem for gamers who have a loyal attachment to their older computers and do not want to replace them.
  4. Slow performance: Even if a computer meets the minimum system requirements, it may not run the game smoothly. High system requirements often result in slow performance, stuttering, and lag/latency, making the gaming experience less enjoyable.

The above are just a few of the reasons why UFORIKA is building using new, innovative and fit-for-purpose game engine technology. Designed by industry veterans, the technology is being architected with accessibility in mind from the earliest stages of development. That also means enabling a lower base specification requirement for users so that high-end, expensive computers are not required to access a high graphics experience, making the platform more accessible and more affordable to a wider user base.

In conclusion, high system requirements are a barrier to gaming and platform accessibility for many users. It can be expensive, difficult to understand, and even render some computers incompatible. UFORIKA is on a mission to liberate limitless creativity for the virtual world by providing accessible technology to engage every user. Be a part of the journey to learn more!