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The future predictions for the online gaming industry in 2017 – What’s in store?

Monday, February 13, 2017 5:14
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The online gaming industry is that niche industry which continues to grow exponentially, a part of the growth being driven by strong usage of PC, the rise in use of smartphone and other hand-held devices like laptops, tablets and computers. With the rise in the total number of mobile gamers, the game developers have even witnessed a rise in revenues as more and more casual gamers spend their time on PCs playing their favorite games.

In spite of the popularity of several gaming apps for tablets and smartphones, the future of online games usually look brighter as the genre has brought about a huge change within the gaming industry. It has changed from the normal gaming industry to the favorite pastime for the younger generation. The concerns of this post will deal with 3 online gaming trends that you will find in 2017.

  • Continuous growth of free-to-play games

Free-to-play games have usually been in the part of online culture since the inception of the internet and now that there is a mobile onslaught, this trend shows no sign of slowing down. This genre is usually defined by several titles like Age of Empires, which is a portion of the genre commonly known as Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas. Even though Age of Empires have been shut down, there are other gaming titles like League of Legends which continue to be strong with the reduced barriers to entry. Few puzzle-based games, racing, driving and dressing-up games are few of the favorites.

  • Online casino games will rise in popularity

Casino games are yet another genre of online games which have gained enough popularity at the present moment and 2017 will probably see the market to grow even more. If you want to know what these online casino games are, they are nothing but an online version of the physical casinos where people visit for playing games. There is an increase in free slots where you can practice online gaming before playing with more money. Some of the popular online games are Blackjack, Live Poker and Slots, to name a few. With the widespread use of the internet, online gambling has also become popular.

  • Online sports and fantasy games

While majority of the internet-based services are getting their new life in the form of apps and free online slots, one area which still thrives online is the Fantasy Games. The fact that they are MMO an MMORPG games, they are usually played on computers and not on mobiles. Such games are fantasy games which take players into worlds of alternate realities and which require reliable internet speeds and large amount of bandwidth. Most online sports are also games which have become popular as MMO games.

Therefore, if you are an avid gamer, you should take into account the above mentioned trends that you may witness in 2017. Base your gadget-buying decisions on the types of games which you play so that you can buy a gadget which is completely compatible with your game. 

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