2023 Predictions: What Does the Future Have in Store for Gaming Industry?
In 2022, the revenue for gaming reached $184 billion, which says a lot about just how popular the industry has become.
More and more people are gaming, and these are people of almost every age - not just children, as many tend to assume. With this boom in popularity, the gaming industry has a bright future ahead and will most likely continue to grow even bigger. This, naturally, begs the question: What does the future have in store for gamers? We give you a few of our best predictions down below.
Old Games Are Revisited
Most experienced gamers have fond memories of playing the good, old classic games that we all know and love - which, if you were to play them today, by no means measure up to current games technologically. But even though the older games didn't have all the cool effects and great graphics, the storylines were great. Some gamers even go as far as insisting that the old games were the best ones, with no games that were released since ever reaching their level. But is that true, or is nostalgia just a powerful thing? If our predictions hold up, we might just have an answer to this question sooner than we think - since we see some of the most popular older games making comebacks in new, improved versions very soon.
Old classics like Super Mario Bros, Doom, Donkey Kong and casino games like slots or online poker were great when we were first introduced to them - and a lot of these have already been remastered. Now, when we want to find popular slots or race through the Mushroom Kingdom with Mario, these games are readily available online in stellar quality and are now more fun than ever to play. Mixing popularity and nostalgia with new, advanced technology makes for an extremely addictive cocktail - and for this reason, we predict that we'll be seeing many more of these remasterings of classic games.
More Focus on Visual Design and Esports
With the amount of games already out, it's easy to feel like we've already seen it all. But we've only just scratched the surface of what's possible, with the strides we're currently making when it comes to graphics and animation - allowing future games to become way more realistic. We'll only be seeing more stunning visual designs in the future, helping gamers fully immerse themselves in the game and thus have a much more satisfying experience when playing. Whether it's retro-inspired aesthetics or sleek, realistic animation, we will only be seeing more visually strong gaming experiences coming our way in the future.
Lastly, what's really less of a prediction and more of a factual statement is that esports will continue to grow massively. The industry is predicted to experience another popularity boom this year, with fellow gamers watching both live and from home - perhaps even taking inspiration for what they'll play next themselves.
So, to sum up: The following year, we expect to see a mixture of old, nostalgic games coming back to life, even more stunning visuals and an even bigger audience enjoying esports. However, only time can tell whether these predictions actually end up coming true. So make sure to keep up right here on the site to stay updated on the latest developments.