Video games recently overtook music and movies as the world’s most popular pastime. So if you’re looking to avoid human contact, then prepare yourself for solitary gaming confinement with these thought-provoking gaming predictions.
Realism is the buzzword for all games titles, and many of the big gaming names like No Man’s Sky and Watch Dogs have proudly declared how their titles would be ‘open-world’ with infinite gaming possibilities.
And then gamers realised that the infinite universe of No Man’s Sky was infinitely boring, and so efforts were made to make games as weird as possible with games like Superhot showing how even first-person shooters can be made interesting by messing with concepts of space and time. Click here to look at the best Rated Gamer Gear.
What better way to get people interested in a game than by monetising the action. It’s a concept that’s worked wonders across the eSports realm, and with Lucky Nugget Casino giving us some classic slots that have been made for smartphone and tablet devices, it’s clear the cash can make normal games suddenly very interesting!
Everybody likes the word free, and that’s why most of the biggest games now use the freemium model that’s helped the likes of Clash Royale become a world-beater, even if it’s got massively annoying taunts!
OK so virtual reality makes us sick and the games are too short, but seeing as every news site has been firmly stating that we are in the midst of a virtual reality revolution, it’ll probably produce maybe just one decent game at some point this century.
Unless you’re still playing Solitaire, you’ll have probably noticed how multiplayer gaming is now an option on all titles. And what’s better than maiming your best friend in a particularly brutal session of multiplayer Overwatch?
Cross platform gaming
This one’s obvious. But until Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo realise that they’d all be better off if we could actually play the same game on different systems, then they are always going to be losing out to the cross-platform appeal of mobile gaming.
Really boring games
Do you want to go shopping with Kim Kardashian? Do you want to feel the thrill of driving an articulated lorry across Central Europe? Do you know why really boring games sell really really well? Me neither.
Kim Kardashian unfortunately opened the floodgates for many other celebs to cash in with their lazy gaming adaptations. Nicki Minaj, Lindsey Lohan are some other pointlessly famous people who’ve realised that some fans will buy anything with their branding on it – we’re guessing that the Justin Bieber game will drop at some point in 2017.
But thankfully as 2017 has got the likes of Mass Effect: Andromeda, Gran Turismo Sport and plenty more slots games lined up, it looks like the future of gaming isn’t all bad.