As the world of gaming continues to evolve rapidly, players and game developers alike need to stay informed on the latest trends. 2023 is set to bring a lot of exciting new gaming trends and innovations. So read on for a look at what you can expect from the gaming industry in the coming year!
AI Game Designers
An AI game designer is someone who uses artificial intelligence (AI) to create interactive, immersive gaming experiences. They use programming languages to craft algorithms and write functions that enable non-player characters (NPCs) to react naturally in a virtual world. The goal of an AI game designer is to bring instances of artificial life into video games so that players feel like they’re in their own vibrant, living worlds filled with realistic NPCs.
However, AI may be used to do more than create functions within a computer-generated world. You may see more AI-generated landscapes and art.
Chatbots Making Up Dialogues
There are rumors that developers are experimenting with language models for gaming. Non-Player Characters (NPCs) may start to make up dialogue as they go making the gaming experience more realistic. This sort of design can be used for role-playing games (RPGs).
However, game developers are trying to find a way to make this a possibility in all future RPG games. There are still some problems using NPCs to create their own dialogue. The NPC may lie to you or refer to things that don’t exist. So, developers need to find a way to fix these issues. But hopefully, we’ll see more innovations in narrative design this year.
Augmented Reality Games
Augmented Reality (AR) games allow for an immersive experience that is like no other. By combining physical reality with virtual elements layered over it, these games create a unique environment that makes gamers feel as though they are physically in the game itself.
AR games use cameras and specialized hardware such as headsets or controllers to capture and record data from their surroundings. The hardware can then be used to generate an interactive game environment around them. Augmented reality games are becoming increasingly popular due to their realistic and engaging gameplay, which keeps gamers coming back for more.
You may find more games compatible with AR on platforms such as Xbox, Playstation, and Steam for PC.
Cloud computing technology has become an essential part of everyday life, and this is no different when it comes to gaming. In 2023, cloud gaming will become even more popular as many major platforms move toward offering cloud-based streaming services.
Cloud gaming enables gamers to access high-performance hardware stored in remote servers rather than local hardware stores in their own computer rooms or living spaces. This allows users to play without having to own high-end hardware or worry about network latency issues caused by slow internet speeds. Cloud gaming also gives developers more flexibility when it comes to creating new titles with lower development costs.
Cross-Platform Integration and Compatibility
In 2023 we will see increased support for cross-platform integration between consoles, phones, and PCs, allowing gamers from all sorts of devices to join together in one game or app. Additionally, most major console manufacturers now offer compatibility between their products and external devices such as VR headsets. This allows VR gaming experiences without having to purchase an expensive dedicated setup or extra devices or consoles.
As cross-platform integration continues to mature, we will likely see more companies hopping on board with similar offerings. You can then stream games or play your favorite titles on the go, which is convenient if you travel often.
More Customization For Gaming Profiles
In the past, platforms allowed people to upload an avatar and maybe a background picture to customize their profiles. Steam went one step further and allowed players to have moving picture frames. Gaming platforms are constantly updating, so you may be able to customize your profile even more.
Depending on the platform you use, you can create trailers for your gaming profiles. YouTube allows gamers to create trailers for viewers who haven’t subscribed yet. Consider using a high-quality stock video for your profile to showcase what your channel is all about.
Types of Games You Can Expect to See
There are many game genres that players love to delve into, like fantasy, horror, and war games. But in 2023, you may see more games with an apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic theme, such as:
- Dead Island 2
- Meet Your Maker
- The Day Before
- Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
What’s more, you’ll see more games that will give you a nostalgic kick, like Starship Troopers: Extermination and Aliens and RoboCop: Rogue City.
There are many trends that come and go in the gaming industry, but these are just a few you can expect in 2023. You’ll see more innovation for gaming platforms, and you’ll also see different art trends when it comes to design. Lastly, the gaming industry may welcome players from an older demographic. More players between the ages of 55 and 64 are taking the gaming world by storm. Needless to say, 2023 is going to be an exciting year for gamers!