As a self-confessed “gamer” this next article is of a particular interest to me as it is pretty near and dear to my heart. Although computers and computer games have been around for decades, it’s only recently that games experts and enthusiasts have started to become especially interested and excited in computer games, because truthfully they simply can’t wait to see what’s coming next. Every four years or so, the next gaming console is released with “next generation” games consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox one being perfect examples. These consoles look and play absolutely fantastically, the graphics and game-play is near lifelike, and truthfully it’s hard to see how they can be topped, but rest assured they will be in a few years time. However, the gaming industry isn’t quite as black and white as that, and not all gamers are obsessed with lifelike graphics and complex storylines, which is why the future of gaming is looking especially promising. Here’s a look at what I, and many others, believe is yet to come with the future of gaming.
More Apps And Phone-Based Games
10 – 15 years ago, the primary function of a mobile phone was to, well, be used as a phone, allowing you to send and receive text messages, and to of course make and receive telephone calls. These phones did indeed have a few very simplistic but highly addictive games built in, but for the most part the devices were used primarily for communication purposes. Nowadays however, thanks to the popularity of smart technology, the fact that phones can send and receive text messages and phone calls appears to be an added bonus. These days it’s all about apps as there are a number of highly popular gaming apps available for these phones and tablets, that generate a great deal of money for the developers, even if these apps are “free” to download and purchase.
More Gambling Games
Gambling games, particularly apps which can be played directly on your phone, are now unbelievably popular, and if you want proof of this, just switch on the TV and count how many advertisements for various online casinos and apps you come across. With games such as casino slots and roulette proving especially popular, not to mention the fact that they’re generating billions every single year, it’s a pretty safe bet (pardon the pun) that more gambling online casino games will continue to keep showing up for the foreseeable future.
Though super realistic and sophisticated computer games will always have a huge fan base and will always be vastly popular, so too will simplistic games that just so happen to be addictive and a whole heap of fun in the process. If you want proof of what I mean, just take a look at minecraft, which has developed a cult following and is one of the most popular games ever created, which is quite the achievement. Games such as ‘candy crush saga’ etc, are also proof that perhaps our tastes are changing slightly, or perhaps we simply want a game we can play and enjoy without feeling like we’re in the middle of a Hollywood blockbuster. Keep your eye out over the next 12 months or so, because I’ve a feeling that we’ll be seeing a lot more simplistic looking games that would not look out of place in the early nineties.