It seems as though a topic of discussion in every family household is that of gaming. Be it games being played, games that they want to play, or excitement for gaming news, someone in your home has most likely brought up the topic of gaming.
Playing games online, on your mobile, or through a console is a part of everyday life now, so it’s good to know what gaming trends are ongoing and on the horizon to make the most of them when they arrive.
Right now, some of the most exciting current and upcoming gaming trends are in fact forms of gaming making a comeback, for which you can get ready for now. From games for the grown-ups of your house to the new craze in console gaming, it’s time that you found out what’s on the way.
Gaming for grown-ups
Gaming isn’t just an activity for kids anymore, with the massive availability of games through mobiles and laptops presenting more convenient and appealing options to adults. In fact, even video games are proving to appeal to grown-ups, with Statista reporting that only 22 per cent of people who played video games in 2017 being under 21-years-old.
Browser and mobile gaming are by far the most popular among grown-ups, with one particular game proving to be making a comeback and growing in popularity each day. Bingo in halls and community centres all-but died off some time ago, but having finally adapted to the internet, bingo is finally making a comeback.
Simply creating bingo games online wasn’t enough for it to make a comeback; instead, websites like Ted Bingo had to up the ante to not only appeal to bingo lovers but to also compete with all of the other online games that adults enjoy. So, the website diversified its offering, which includes many different forms of bingo, free rooms, and a selection of slot games – as they are the most popular form of online game for adults.
Gaming in a new reality
It’s been a long time since virtual reality headsets hit the scene, and while the PlayStation Virtual Reality set did well at launch, the form of gaming has faded in recent years. Now, there’s a huge push from PlayStation and console rivals Nintendo to bring the best out of VR gaming.
In their first ever ‘State of Play’ live stream, PlayStation capitalised on the highly-anticipated event to showcase its massive range of upcoming PSVR games. No Man’s Sky is to be getting a VR mode and new games Five Nights at Freddy’s VR and Blood & Truth are set to be very popular through the headset.
The most exciting, however, was the announcement of Iron Man VR, where you get to play as Iron Man in his iconic suit. The new VR title looked amazing and received a lot of hype upon its reveal, but now that Avengers: Endgame is proving to be the biggest movie of all-time just a few days after its release, this game is set to be an even bigger hit.
Nintendo, being as creative as ever, has also jumped into the VR scene with their newest cardboard creation kit, the Labo VR Kit. Along with making it compatible with the smash-hit games The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, the Labo VR Kit gives access to a unique and interesting range of games, setting it apart from the PSVR and other virtual reality gaming platforms.
There has been a concerted effort to make virtual reality gaming big in 2019, and the increasing popularity of the revived game of bingo proves that this may be the year of the comeback in the world of gaming. Keep an eye out for these trends developing as the year progresses.