The gaming industry is rapidly changing. While video games once cost millions of dollars to create, the cost of game creation has increased tenfold or even more. The industry has now become the equivalent of Hollywood filmland, a multi-billion dollar industry larger than the film and music industries put together. As a result, it is growing at a rapid rate. But what does the future hold for this industry? How can we ensure its survival?
The future of gaming is full of possibilities. Already, virtual reality headsets have become an essential accessory for gamers. AR devices are also on the way. They will let gamers literally enter game worlds with their eyes. And while more people play video games, that won’t necessarily mean higher earnings for video game companies. Gaming will eventually become like any other form of entertainment, based on the needs and interests of the individual player. Big companies, such as Apple and Google, are investing in the gaming industry.
As more people access the internet, the gaming industry will continue to change. Technological advancements will continue to push the industry forward, and a major trend that will shape the industry in 2022 is a radical change in the way people view games. Gamers will no longer consider games merely for entertainment, but rather as universal socialization tools. This will enable the creation of vast virtual worlds with ample opportunities for self-expression, socialization, and even self-realization.