2020 has been a milestone for the gaming industry as more and more people turned to it to be entertained during the pandemic.
This year, we can expect this trend to continue, along with these expectations:
More Payment Options
We can expect more payment options to be added across the industry, especially the online casino sector. As Bitcoin becomes more widespread and popular it makes total sense to make it available for players to trade in their crypto tokens for real money.
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The Rise of Spectator Gaming
A large percentage of people are now watching their favorite players on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. The whole spectator genre was started by e-sports tournaments but now it has become widespread through several streaming sites.
We can expect this trend to rise as more companies are going all in and putting the funds to create their own channel. The competition may get fierce for streamers but it’s healthy for the economy overall.
New Game Consoles
The Xbox Series and Playstation 5 is a sign of a trend that’s likely not going away anytime soon. New consoles will be introduced, which will feature higher resolutions, new ways to play and exclusive games.
Introducing a new console every now and then keeps the game company audience involved and invigorates the market overall.
VR and AR
Augmented reality and virtual reality have definitely evolved over the years. It’s now possible to experience console-like graphics in a headset device. Developers are sitting up and paying attention, and will likely introduce games for virtual reality and augmented reality. Hardware will push the boundaries of VR and AR for years to come.