Game Trends:Our Top 5

There are many game trends in today’s society that are changing the way gaming works. Below, I am going to discuss the top five game trends that I feel will the change the way gaming works.

5 Motion and Voice Controls

The first trend I am going to discuss about is motion controls. I feel this will become a major factor in gaming as we see the rise of the Xbox Kinect and the PS4 motion and voice systems. I feel as time goes on these systems will become more and more integrated into gaming.

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4 Mobile Apps

Following on from this, Mobile Apps will play a vital part in the gaming world. As apps such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas emerge on the App Store, more and more big budget games will appear at a low price. It is this integration that is bringing a revolution in how Mobile and Video Games will combine.

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As well as video games, more and more apps will feature in app purchases. It is this feature that will change how games and especially apps work. People will collect objects of all sorts and pay for objects that they really need within apps effectively hoarding objects and creating a collection.

3 Augmented Reality

One of the key areas to consider is Augmented Reality. It is starting to become a popular feature especially within the PS4.The PS Vita also has Augmented Reality Cards which can be used to play games downloaded from the PlayStation Store.The PS4 has it’s own Augmented Reality Games which is a step up in how the PS Vita works such as the Playroom.

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As well as Augmented Reality itself, a software is soon being announced which recognises what’s in the room. If this was combined in video games, this could effectively change how we play in the real world.

2 Game Sharing

My second best trend I feel that will change how gaming works is Game Sharing. I feel as we go through 2014 more and more live streaming of games will start to occur. The PS4 even has a share button that allows layers to instantly stream live content over Twitch.

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I predict that many communities will soon start developing with people streaming live games at a click of a button. This could effectively bring the whereabouts of a new social media platform.

1 Story Based Games

The best trend I feel that will emerge in 2014 is story based games. Games such as The Last of Us and Beyond Two Souls changed the way games work effectively turning the game into a movie. As well as this, Grand Theft Auto 5 has an incredibly well written script which really made the game, effectively into a movie. Games such Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture and The Order are already set to come out in 2014 on Video Consoles and I feel more and more games will focus on its story. As well as the story, the change to high quality graphics in the PS4 and Xbox One will really highlight the depth of a story game. It really is about the big budget game that I feel gaming will go.

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