The gaming industry is ever-evolving. Each year, new trends pile up and each year, more exciting additions are made to cement the gaming industry further. 2015 has had a good set of game trends. This year, some trends have tailed off and some have skyrocketed. Here are the trends that will dominate the games industry this year. Get ready as you check out what will be widely up and running for 2016.
The rise of RPG continues
The Role Playing Game has experienced decades of changes in terms of game design, and it has shown no sign of halting its constant march. RPG took over each video game genre there is. However, this is no longer surprising. The RPG is backed with solid core principles, such as storytelling, character/s development, and stirring game play. Players never cease to love following a story—especially if it’s one that’s impeccably arranged. RPG games enable players to feel like they’re actually the one in the game. They feel much more in character while on the game. They can choose a character they can relate to, choosing their own skills while following exciting quests– not to mention great graphics.
The blurring line between social media and game
The rise of multi-player games will continue. This will provide not just “gaming” experiences but “social” practices as well. It’s expected that more games will open multi-player options.
Increased involvement of crowdfunding in the games industry
Lots of games are steadily using crowdfunding sites to check the level of interest consumers have on their development, eventually gathering funds to start up. The big role of crowdfunding in today’s gaming industry will carry on.
Increased interest in immersive gaming – augmented and virtual reality
Augmented reality refers to the superimpositions of computer-generated sensations such as sound, graphics, video, or GPS data onto a real-world setting. Ingress, and app-based game, is an example of this. This game has transformed the real world into a gaming landscape.
Virtual Reality is also starting to gain increasing popularity. Many manufacturers are starting to boost their production of VR headsets. With the Oculus Rift’s release earlier this year, there’s no doubt that VR gaming will be embraced far and wide this 2016.
These are some of the expected trends that we can noticeably see and feel this year. With the advancements of technology, trends are expected to further evolve and transform for the better.