How will gaming have changed by 2020? We asked a panel of top developers, from studios like Blizzard, Platinum Games, Capcom, Guerrilla Games, Ubisoft Montreal, Krome and more!
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This article from Cam Shea, gives you insight to some of the big developers in the industry. One of the biggest and obvious things that will change and will continue to change consistently will be the hardware and graphics. Games will become more and more realistic looking and almost life like. Another could be the presence of using yourself as a controller, using devices like kinect and virtual reality headsets. Although the technology isn't here now to fully optimize the true ability the kinect has it opens up to endless possibilities of things that you could be able to do without a controller, which will make the player feel more immersed. Then you have VR headsets like oculus rift which has already been shown to have people walking on a treadmill which would then make them move within the game. Not only could this make games be able to get people off the couch and getting more active while playing, but besides the normal gamer using this technologies, the military or emergency services could use that hardware to create real world scenarios to train someone.
We should also begin to see a lot more indie games become more and more frequent given that someone who has zero experience in the industry but just someone who loves video games can create their own and publish it to the world. We'll be able to see those games on the web, mobile, pc, and console platforms. Giving everyone the ability to get involved in the industry. We will also see better stories that can rival that of major blockbusters of Hollywood, and giving an experience with more meaning than just something you get through in 8 hours. We'll also see greater design, with better models and giving landscapes and levels a greater scale and giving you the impression that the world around you is alive and that multiple things are going on around you.
All that we do know is that within 10 or 20 years from now the games that have come out will be obsolete and sub par to what we will know then. The games and hardware we know now that seem amazing are only a small step towards what the future can hold. Specially when it comes to an industry when the next video card or console will be irrelevant in a few years.