The Red Dead Redemption 2 and the famous game Fortnite Battle Royale have taken the world by storm, both games achieved 1 million players in just one day, RDR2 has a total of $725.5 Million earned from only three days since its release on October 26, 2018.
While Fortnite: Battle Royale has reached 250 Million players worldwide. According to the source report for Venture Beat, The success of these two video games is due to their remarkable storyline and graphics as well. Industry experts say that “This generation will be different from other generations”. Let’s take a quick look at some of the innovative changes in this new-age gaming industry.
These upcoming games are geared towards virtual reality (VR) and feature much more than simple up-scaling of existing apps.
Four major technologies have changed the gaming industry dramatically, i.e.,
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), which are designed to create a new virtual experience in games and online; this has brought an incredible change to the video game industry as well.
Location-Based Entertainment – It is often termed as “walking simulators”, they appear to be interactive movies, rather than traditional video games that we know them today. The developer uses these games for marketing purposes too. In June 2017 the famous Indian origin game studio – Niantic released their AR-based game Pokemon Go with which it took over the world by storm; this game has registered 1.3 billion downloads since its launch in 2016.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is being utilized for socialization between players and computer-controlled characters, AI provides a new way to play; they can scan their gaming environment, make decisions, and forecast outcomes based on given data. This is one of the major technology that is using by developers in creating new games such as Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch where you will have to choose your path from the different options available and it also features a Facebook Messenger bot named “Woebot”, to add more lifelike aspects into the character while playing online.
AI is becoming a key feature of almost all new games released worldwide, some of the famous games with this feature are Red Dead Redemption 2, Cyberpunk 2077, The Division 2, and Battlefield V.
The gaming industry is now one of the most profitable industries; it has revolutionized over the last few years, as a result of which some online casino’s now have created their game development studios to offer new innovative services for players worldwide. This new-age video gaming industry is offering a unique experience based on the preferences of users. However, further research and technological advancement are still required to make these experiences more realistic.