Improvements in video games go hand in hand with tech and software development. It may sound weird, whether or not companies and developers want to acknowledge it, technological improvements seen in video games and gaming consoles are directly correlated with improvements in tech and software development.
Some of the most notable video game innovations that can be observed in other areas of life are:
- Wireless controllers
- Hardware compatibility
Gaming companies understand that the sky's the limit
Because many of the gaming companies have humble roots as startups, they have a lot of freedom to conceptualize and attack the market in their own form of innovation. They can push cutting edge frameworks, graphics, and design elements to help form the game that they want to release to the masses. Some of the best examples of this are the console wars between Nintendo and Sony, and the storage system wars that helped catapult the CD and later the DVD into widespread popularity.
So what’s next?
Electronic Entertainment Expo(E3) 2018 is going on right now at the time of the writing of this article. All the big players are ready to show their new games and innovations. Some of the games that will be shown off at E3 are:
- Star Fox
- Resident Evil 2
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Let’s Go Pikachu / Eevee
- Halo Infinite
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Death Stranding
- Mario Party
Many of these games are remakes or modern-day rehashes of popular franchises played by millions of players around the world. Seasoned gamers will recognize games on this list, but for the general public, this is a great opportunity to become familiar with these game titles and the technology utilized by each one.