Ghost Recon Net

Could it be possible that we are living in a golden age of video gaming? After all, we have access to so much choice across a wide range of platforms, including smartphone, PC and console.

In addition, you can do so many things across specific games. This is of course something that we know a lot about, thanks to our range of mods for Ghost Recon as well as further elements for titles like Advanced Warfighter 2. But what could be next for gaming? Well, some recent reports have put a spotlight on a few issues that look set to play a big part in the industry going forward.

AI Elements

Artificial intelligence is an issue that could have an impact on many different areas. For instance, it was recently revealed how AI is being used in ‘predictive policing’ in the UK and the US.

However, it looks like its impact on gaming could grow in the near future too. Fans will already know that its influence has been felt in the world of Ghost Recon, but reports have hinted that it could also be used to boost graphics.

Earlier this month, Pocket-Lint reported on suggestions that Microsoft may be looking to use AI to upscale graphics on its Xbox Series X devices. The company’s careers website apparently hinted that they were looking to use machine learning “for graphics in shipping hardware”.

Going Live

Another subject that has been around in gaming for some time now is the idea of ‘live’ experiences.

Many gamers these days like to play against other real-life players on battle royale titles like Call of Duty Warzone, while the industry has been transformed by the rise of streaming as well. Platforms like Twitch have made it possible for fans to not only stream the latest eSports events, but also follow the adventures of their favourite personalities. Furthermore, the online betting scene around eSports has embraced the live concept. For example, the eSports betting brand Betway provides odds on a range of tournaments linked to games including CS: GO, League of Legends, and Dota 2. It also details how its members can bet in-play on certain events, while some matches can be streamed via its services too.

Now, one of gaming’s big franchises looks set to be going live in its own way. Bloomberg recently revealed how Ubisoft is thought to be working on a project known as Assassin’s Creed Infinity. It states that the concept would be a live online game service and could contain a range of historical settings and environments for players to explore. There would also be the opportunity to expand further following the launch as well.

A Virtual Future

Finally, another big topic that could have a major bearing on the gaming world going forward is virtual reality. The technology has existed in various forms for some time now, but a new study has hinted that it could become big business in the next few years.

According to a report released by PwC, virtual reality is the fastest-growing part of the entertainment and media world. Revenues around the technology are thought to have hit $1.8 billion in 2020, while the future is looking bright as well.

The study explained how the segment is expected to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of around 30 percent across the next five years, meaning it could potentially be worth almost $7 billion by 2025. PwC added that the wider video game and eSports industry may be worth $194.4 billion by the same point in time.

Moving with the Times

Whether you play Ghost Recon or enjoy tackling other games, there is no denying that gaming seems to be going from strength to strength at the moment. It is also interesting to see how the industry is tapping into new ideas and innovations as it looks to move with the times and reinvent itself.

The points highlighted above look set to play a key role in gaming’s future, so it will be fascinating to see how each element develops. However, could more concepts emerge to have a big influence on the area? At this point, few would bet against it.