Video games have surpassed most forms of popular entertainment such as music and the box office. As of 2019, the industry was worth $152 billion and is expected to rise to $196 billion in 2022.
There are billions of gamers across the world, and they are only expected to increase as the years go by.
Technological advancements are largely responsible for empowering the gaming industry to reach phenomenal heights.
Internet connectivity providers and speeds have improved. Few people are struggling for a signal on their mobile waiting for their game of choice to load. Or experiencing their video game crashing on screen because the dial-up internet is taking an age to load.
Fiber-optic broadband solutions and 4G have created a fluid connection for gamers to play games without interruption. Less frustration for players means more are likely to continue their games.
For instance, smartphones today can undertake various functions in one sitting, including games. Two decades ago, games such as Snake and Space Invader were the go-to exciting games on offer for people to enjoy on their Nokia.
Fast forward to today, and there are hundreds of thousands of gaming apps to choose from in the palm of their hand.
The evolution and accessibility of smartphones have led to more people partaking in gaming. Whether playing Candy Crush, striking up an online casino account, or downloading the Sims mobile app.
As such people of all ages are accessing their mobiles, and consequently games, to unwind, have fun, and take part in social gaming with friends too.
Other modern forms of technology which has caused the future of gaming industry’s popularity to soar include live gaming.
While game and graphic designers do a remarkable job of creating life-like gaming experiences for players. Playing games live, such as live casinos, takes casino games to new levels for players. Allowing customers to fully immerse themselves into the game, as the dealer in front shuffles the cards ready to play in real-time.
Based on what the gaming industry has offered the public to date, Over the past few decades, gamers have built high expectations of video games. From incredible life-like graphics to games requiring little to no loading, and of course, a user-friendly interface that allows players to indulge in their favorite pastimes on any device.
It may be difficult for some to fathom how the gaming industry could improve a gaming experience that appears exceptional. But as always, there are innovative thinkers and tech experts out there pushing the limits of gaming to new levels and this year is no different.
For an overview of what investments and technology will be taking place in 2021 to improve your gaming, see below.
Safety is an important element for gaming companies to provide to their users, to ensure each player has the confidence to play with them, and in some cases deposit cash or share personal details to set up an account.
Part of improving the gaming experience for players this year will entail adopting biometric authentication, which requires fingerprint or facial recognition before a player may enter an account or access a game.
Enhanced security software in gaming ensures players’ gaming progress, points, rewards, credits, and cash are protected online.
Beyond improved safety, facial recognition, for instance, will be used by some games to allow players to create characters on-screen that look like them.
To enhance an already amazing gaming experience big players in the gaming industry are, if they haven’t already, started using smart data to home what customers want from their games.
Companies will, within reason, collect data on new and existing customers which includes where they are located, their age, time spent on a game, and their most enjoyable games.
Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data is essential to devise new techniques to attract and retain existing customers. Moreover, it helps gaming businesses establish individual needs, and create a personalized gaming experience.
Who needs a controller when voice-controlled games are on the rise? Voice recognition has been around for some time, but as with all tech, it takes time for it to evolve and maximize its true potential.
This year, gamers are likely to see more consoles incorporating choice-activated commands, such as selecting a game to play from their library or chatting on social media while in-game.
Gamers with older laptops or PCs with a shortage of data and a tired processor are often restricted with what games they can and can’t play.
However, the steady introduction of cloud gaming will potentially eradicate that issue. Gaming on the cloud will prevent players from needing memory and advanced consoles. Opening gaming up to a wider audience. And allowing players to use humongous servers through cloud gaming to stream games.
Wearable Gaming Gadgets
People love portable gaming devices After All most are busy, heading to work, school, appointments, and so forth. So, it’s handy to have something on the go that users can play if and when they please at a time that suits them.
Wearable gaming gadgets are likely to experience a lot of investment in 2021. Just as wearable fitness gadgets have in recent years. Thus it’s likely, that gaming watches, glasses, and so forth could be on the horizon for players this year.
The present and future of gaming are nothing less than exciting. And the above advancements expected to take off or evolve this year are just the tip of the iceberg. Other technology on the horizon to transform gaming and improve each player’s experience also includes gesture control, enhanced virtual and augmented reality gaming, and high-definition graphics.