by Adrian Savarese
Traditional video-game companies are moving to a cloud model service and escalated even more with a global pandemic as its backdrop.
What’s more, the market is considering a rise in the number of gamers thanks to 5G mobile communication. The global game market size was valued at USD 151.06 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.9% from 2020 to 2027.
Ok, you got it, the future is full of challenges and opportunities.
Here are technological trends that will be implemented (or were implemented) in the game industry:
Imagine access to your favorite games just with a few taps. This is not an easy task for the developers, because with each mobile phone generation there are different technologies and limitations. One way to avoid that is to store and run the game in the Cloud but, there is also another limitation…the Internet connection. With mobile 5G the internet service is like a fiber connection and, the signal delay is meant to be almost on-live.
The most important aspect of an AI system is self-learning and making the user experience special for each one. Games will be more lifelike. Each game player will have a different story, environments, scenarios, weapons, and more, totally customized according to your video games background and preferences.
What’s more, through automation of the animation process, along with other elements of game design and development, AI could save firms that specialize in games million of dollars while making games more efficient and appear more authentic.
VR and AR
VR is one of the hottest trends in the media and entertainment industry, however, it’s still something new. And there is still a lot of potential in the VR industry. A lot of enterprises are rapidly adopting these virtual realities into their offers to propose a higher-level customer experience. Augmented Reality is something more accessible for all, that has been trending in gaming. For example, the atmosphere created by popular game Pokémon GO has augmented reality. The coming times and technological developments hold very exciting opportunities for AR and VR, to make interaction with the entertainment industry more enjoyable, more real and more accessible.
This is not something new but game by game, year after year, cooperative and communication features are improving. The best co-op (short term of Cooperative) titles, unsurprisingly, are the ones built from the ground up with gameplay mechanics centered around teamwork. These games are perfect for couch gaming and parties, with the potential to strengthen bonds between friends and even families.