Gaming started to pick up steam in the 90’s and has yet to lose it. It has become a way to connect and for a sense of team comradeship that real life does not afford us. The past few years have seen the rise of VR and indie game developers, but that could all change. Okay, so virtual reality is still all the rage now but there are plenty of other trends that could significantly alter the future of gaming.
To get it out of the way, VR is still the best thing to happen to the gaming industry and now developers are looking into ways include multiplayer onto existing platforms. Elaborating on VR is augmenting physical bodies into the game play, like a more intense Wii workout. Augmented reality, like Pokemon Go, is also a great way to get people moving. This could also mean slow but sure updates to current gaming consoles.
Going into the actual game production, crunch time and indie studios are expected to decline and increase respectively. New games will be designed to create an emotional bonding between the player and the interface for more in-depth game play as well as longer playing hours. There are many more issues and improvements in the gaming world but these are some that are surely going to shape future games.