The world of gaming is dynamic. The changes that we see every year are driven by the gaming developerâ€™s desire to improve user experience. As developers continue to expound on their knowledge base, these changes will always take place when they are least expected. This is because the emergence of new technologies means that those that are old have to be faced out.
After all is said and done, there is no room for both new and old ideas. The millennials in particular have a taste for new innovations. Below is a list of trends that will continue to shape the future of gaming.
1. Console Quality Games Running on Mobile Devices
Gaming on consoles such as XBox and PS4 offers a thrilling experience. In this day and age, gamers can enjoy a console quality experience while playing their favorite games on mobile devices. This milestone has been made possible following the development of mobile devices that come with advanced features to the extent of being able to display high quality video graphics without experiencing any technical hitches. As a matter of fact, some mobile phones are rich in features.
There are devices that offer a RAM of up to 8GB. Over the years, such an experience was a preserve of the chosen few gamers that could afford to buy a gaming console. Gaming consoles are very expensive considering that they donâ€™t give users the advantage of gaming while on the go due to their bulky design and structure.
2. Toxic Communities No Longer a Threat
Although toxic communities still continue to roam in the cyberspace, the threat they once posed to the gaming fraternity has been neutralized. This has been achieved by forming a Fair Play Alliance, an organization that enlightens gamers on how to stay safe while gaming on the internet.
However, the alliance is still puzzled by the increasing cases of cyberbullying. The fight against such bullies will continue to be intensified with the objective of unmasking anonymous gamers.
3. VR and Hacks Still Rocks
Virtual Reality (VR) enables players to get immersed into 3D games. The technology is believed to enhance the performance of a gamer because he can see things from different angles. Although the price of VR headsets was initially high, competition among manufacturers has caused their prices to be more affordable.
Besides that, gamers are using hacks such as TKO Hacks to go beyond levels that are hard to break through. The demand for game hacks will continue to rise as new games are developed.
4. Crowded Games Market
The competition among will continue to be stiffer as new games are released into the marketplace. In fact, game developers are experiencing a huge challenge while selling new games. Since there are many games in the market, itâ€™s only those that are marketed aggressively that earn the recognition of gamers.
There are some games that are only known by their coders. Developers are therefore using App Store Optimization, SEO and word of mouth to increase the visibility of new releases.
5. Localized Games are Common
Gone are the days when games with western content dominated the market. As gaming went global, developers had to create content that is translated into local languages in order to lure gamers that reside in countries that donâ€™t speak English. And thatâ€™s not all.
Itâ€™s been difficult to sell games designed for devices that run on Android in regions where the masses prefer phones that run on iOS and vice versa. Research shows that Android games record the most sales in Asian countries but record few sales in western countries because the masses there prefer devices that run on iOS.