Good news, playmates – there’s a homo ludens in each and every one of us. You may declare yourself as a gamer or not, but your inherently playful nature must compel you to appreciate the fact that the gaming industry has never been more thrilling.
In 2019, the world’s leading game developers will pair bold innovative ideas with cutting-edge technology to provide a catalog of new trends, all equally exciting and fun.
And we cannot wait for the following three:
The Return of Arcade Games
Delightfully pixelated, the good old arcade games are coming back to appeal to our childlike nostalgia and leave us hungry for simpler times. And the trend won’t only affect video games; online casinos will tap into this pool as well.
Fear not, this trend will not rob you of your modern-day prerogative to high-def graphics.
Popular games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will combine the best of both world – traditions will be honored with a pixelated feel, but the picture will remain crisp. We’re expecting a host of new stages, characters, and abilities.
On the opposite side of the gaming spectrum, NVIDIA will break new boundaries of visual mastery. The company’s new ray-tracing graphics cards are set for the release in late September, after which the gaming industry may never look the same again.
Hyperrealism has been cooking for quite some time now, with every new game feeling truer to life than its predecessor. As a result, we can only imagine how intense 2019 will be in terms of emotional and physical response. We’ll have to wait and see.
Free Roaming Virtual Reality
The world’s first free-roaming virtual reality arenas are mushrooming as we speak, with gamers from all over the world flocking in to sail the endless oceans and explore the deep forests of the digital realm. The age of immersive experiences is upon us.
Thanks to the latest developments in VR, headsets are now empowered with motion tracking sensors and cordless weapons to provide full mobility and allow you to roam freely.
If you’re into shooter games, the attention to detail will make you want to quit your day job and find a more stimulating one in a whole different reality. Additional props such as military-style backpacks and headphones will assist you in catching zombies and rogue robots.
There are more adventures on the horizon, but these three are more than cool enough to help you explore the boundaries of your imagination and awaken your inner gamer.
From the look of it, 2019 will be a year to remember.