2020 is knocking the door and what does it mean for the world of gaming? You must be aware of the release of new gaming platforms from giants like Microsoft and Sony in the New Year. Apart from that, there is a lot more exciting stuff for all gaming enthusiasts. So, here are some big events that you can look forward to in 2020.
1. Nintendo’s new Switch
If you have been closely watching the trend of Nintendo’s handheld devices, you must be aware of the fact that they get replaced with models having new features and better hardware. While the company released Switch Lite earlier this year, you can still expect a full-on update packed with a lot more features in 2020.
2. Amazon’s acquisition of Discord
Amazon has a gaming auxiliary as well called Amazon Game Studio that came into being in 2012. It then bought Twitch in 2014. Keeping that in mind, it is quite evident that Amazon will invest in a bigger gaming platform – Discord. This would be done by Amazon to stay ahead of the other giants in the competition.
The Ultra HD Blu-ray format is a boon for cinema lovers as it treats them with movies that have amazing visuals. However, its sales are far behind that of vanilla Blu-ray and DVDs.
One reason for this format not appealing to the masses is the popularity of video streaming services. However, things are going to change with Sony’s PS5 that is expected to hit the stores by the end of 2020. The new gaming console will have a UHD drive that was not found in the previous versions.
This will definitely boost the sales of the UHD format. PS5 is being eagerly awaited by gaming enthusiasts and it is anticipated that it will set new sales records! So, let’s hope for the best this New Year! You might have to wait till the end of 2020 for the release and the price of PS5 but it is definitely going to be worth it.
4. New Marvel Game from Capcom
Interested in fighting games? You must be familiar with Capcom. It is a famous fighting game developer and has a rich history of creating fighting games with licensed characters. The genre’s most loved games in the history of gaming include Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
However, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, spoiled the track record because the focus was more on MCU characters in the fighting game because of Fox’s movie license. But in 2019 things are going to be different as now Fox (movie division) has been bought by Disney. It now has the film rights to X-men and Fantastic Four. You can, therefore, expect something new from there end in the upcoming year.
5. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
The gaming industry is abuzz with Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality that adds a new dimension to the overall gaming experience. It is not that popular right now but 2020 is going to be the game-changing year. With AR and VR you can actual become a part of the game and get yourself completely absorbed into it.
6. Speed up with 5G
The main factor behind a good gaming experience is the speed of the internet connection and you will be happy to observe that 5G in the line and will change the entire scenario. 5G will make your Virtual Reality experience glide like a dream.
7. Cloud gaming
Cloud gaming is one arena where 5G’s impact will be seen. 2020’s biggest news would definitely be cloud gaming. You must have observed that right now streaming is much in vogue and you know that Netflix and other such services are leading the market.
But that is about video streaming, can we expect it to extend its arm to gaming as well? Well, the answer to that would be a resounding YES! 2020 will let you play games on-demand from wherever you like.
8. Mobile gaming
The latest smartphones flooding the market are quite good for gaming and this is probably why most people are ditching the consoles and choosing smartphones for their games. The trend was always there and it will continue to be there in the New Year too. And we can expect big games to be released this year.
There is probably a lot more that we can expect from this New Year because after all, it is the beginning of a new decade. 2019 has been an amazing one as far as gaming and technology are concerned.
2020 will be huge because technology seems to grow manifold with every passing year and you never know what new advancement might just crop up! The only thing is that we also have to grow and stay abreast of the times.
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