What will 2014 bring to gaming?
That’s a question I would really like to know. This time of the year there are so many fluff pieces asking this same question all over the internet it’s only a matter of time that Google would take the reins of this have all the prediction posts de-listed. Yeah right!
Free to Play?
The easiest thing for me to predict, if this is a prediction is that more pay to play games will go the free to play route. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the bigger games on the market goes free to play.
With freedom of Free to Play to jump from game to game this has to be looked at for all new online games being released. Plus the game companies are making a mint sell in-game items, in most cases more than subscriptions bring.
So without a doubt this will continue in 2014.
With steam machines just around the corner what would make it sweet is if Valve could get Half-Life 3 done to really show off the new system. Valve would be foolish not to try to get an optimized version of Half-Life 3 running on their creation first.
I know that there are a lot of us waiting for the announcement of Half-life 3, just hope it comes sooner than later.
A major Kickstarter project failure?
As much as I love indie games and I always try to support them and much as I can, you can see this coming. It’s a matter of time that a major pay for alpha game goes kaput, before very much is to show for.
There are so many thing to worry about besides making the game when a load of cash is dropped on you to complete a game. I really hope this doesn’t happen, but a lot of times in this world are mismanaged.
As we see more and more AAA game being released in the New Year you will see more apps that run hand in hand with the pc game. Whether it is only so you can look at the map on tablet while you play or an inventory system.
I think these can be great feature if properly put though and is something I’ m really looking forward to in the future.
I’m not really good at predicting the future, but those are just a few of things I can see coming down the road sometime soon.
So today I ask you, What will 2014 bring to gaming?
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