3 Latest Trends in Video Gaming
From remakes and comebacks to upcoming new technologies, video gaming has seen a tremendous range of trends in the past few years. And it’s hinted that future will be the same i.e. there would be great changes in video game trends so as to revolutionize the gaming industry. Here we’ll take a look at some of the most promising trends which have been shaped in 2018 and will continue to grow in the future.
1. Indie Games Becoming Mainstream
2018 has been the year in which there were more indie game releases going mainstream than ever before. Currently indie games are competing one-on-one with high-end productions sharing the same platforms and being evaluated by the same critics and media, which might not have been realized even three years ago!
However, because of its tremendous success, the field of indie game development has become extremely competitive, usually offering only short-term earning. Since earning is not easy for indie game developers like it is for first-party developers, they need to produce new games constantly, which inevitably results in the rise of games of dubious quality. Thus, in spite of living in the best times of indies, the strength of indie game industry should be assessed.
2. Accessible Gaming
As known to almost every gamer, game controllers can be problematic, particularly for people having disabilities, making their gaming experience unpleasant to such an extent that they would like to give it up. However, with the latest launch of Adaptive Controller, Microsoft is dealing with the issue, especially for gamers having restricted movements. The adaptive controller enables you to connect to any type of external device, such as buttons, joysticks and switches, so as to have your own personalized gaming experience, offering players the liberty to play their way. Thus whether it’s Pool and Billiards games or an MMORPG, you can have fun playing it as you love it.
3. Revolution of Virtual Reality
If you don’t know, virtual reality gaming is using a 3D artificial environment in computer games. VR environments are formed with virtual reality software and introduced to the user in such a manner that it surpasses the real world environment. In other words, it’s a highly immersive gaming experience.
Although VR is not yet mainstream, it’s currently hot having earned almost $300 million in 2017 whereas world investment in VR and AR (augmented reality) technology in 2018 has touched upwards of $2.3 billion.
Although the focus of VR is on gaming at the moment, according to experts, the technology will some or the other time in the future will help in everything from driving lessons to surgical procedures.
Hopefully this list of the new trends is entertaining and insightful for you. Remember them to remain updated always about your favorite field.