How the Video Game Industry Is Changing

Video games are some of the most entertaining ways to spend your free time. However, because this is relatively new technology, it isn’t static by any means. Let us take a very close look at how the video game industry is changing.

Virtual Reality

First and foremost, virtual reality has taken over as a super popular genre of games. These games put the user in a virtual world where they can touch objects and go on daring missions all in the safety of a VR headset. Once a player purchases a VR system, they have access to a wide array of games. One day you might be walking on a tightrope, and the next day you are sliding down a waterfall. Just a decade ago, these possibilities were hardly even fathomable. Tech has progressed so much in recent years to make VR accessible for all demographics. In the next few years, look for multiplayer VR games to take over the market. Right now, it can be difficult to sync multiple players at once, but the tech is slowly moving toward this reality. At the very least, VR is becoming scarily accurate and a world you can spend an entire weekend in.


Gamers are also becoming more competitive than ever. Tournaments exist for amateur players to prove their worth and possibly go pro. Nearly all multiplayer games feature some sort of competitive league with matches against similarly ranked players. As you might imagine, cheating becomes more rampant as well, and game designers are constantly crafting ways to combat cheaters. In addition, boosting has become more commonplace than ever. Services such as Boostcarry do all the hard work and level up accounts for players. This allows players to dive right into the fun parts of games instead of the tedious process of leveling up. Because they’re able to play against more skilled opponents right away, their own skill level will improve and make the game worthwhile. You’ll have more items and rewards on your account instead of beginning with a clean slate every time.


Last but not least, streaming has become another norm in the video game industry. Just a couple of years ago, players would partake in games and not have much to show from it. Not all games have replay systems, and your history might simply consist of an online leaderboard where you have the high score. Today, streaming is very popular among pros and amateurs alike. Gamers enjoy streaming their games to an audience and showing off their best moves. Moreover, there is serious money to be made here. Streaming as a career is very much a thing in itself, and full time streamers make a respectable salary between ads, donations and sponsorships. Even the simplest games can be streamed live, and replays are typically uploaded to a social media channel.


When all is said and done, the video game industry is changing for the better. Video games increase in quality every year, and new releases are highly anticipated. Gamers can look forward to amazing games and more cohesive products!

Adam Richards

About Adam Richards

Adam Richards is a semi-retired business professional originally from Bangor, Maine. He spent the majority of his career in sales and marketing where he rose to the marketing lead of a Fortune 1000 company. He then moved on to helping people as a career counselor that specifically helped bring families to self-sufficiency through finding them rewarding careers. He has now returned to Bangor for his retirement and spends his free time writing. This blog will be about everything he learned throughout his career. He'll write on career, workplace, education and technology issues as well as on trends, changes, and advice for the Maine job market and its employers.