By Ben Jacklin
The evolution steam-train of gaming continues to roll onwards. Twenty years ago gaming was a virtual nothingness, basic games with a mere few functions and levels with almost nothing to offer of any depth.
Nowadays, we have blu-ray discs holding gigabytes of data and days upon days of gameplay, and the industry has become massive. There are no signs of this growth relenting. Make no mistake about the fact that the future is going to be very exciting in the world of consoles and games.
The type of gaming I am focusing on here revolves around sports. Sports games are everywhere, football, tennis, basketball and more available in our high street entertainment stores, and they continue to advance along with technology. A few gaming companies continue to push the envelope, but what does this mean for the future of sports gaming?
Depth and Detail
As we continue to introduce more data into our consoles, along with more memory and faster processing methods, the depth of games continues to increase. Whereas ten years ago a game might have simply allowed you to play tennis against a random opponent or football as one country against another, we now have so much depth that we can manage playing styles, budgets, clothing, press coverage and more. This kind of detail is intended to make the playing experience feel more and more like real life and can already be seen in many current games franchises.
Gameplay and Graphics
These are two more areas where sports games have become far more advanced in recent years. Graphics will continue to improve as teams of people work on the look and feel of games. Even in the best games out there are still glitches and the occasional unreal looking piece of action. As well as that, the artificial intelligence will continue to advance and make things such as tactics, player psychology and other areas become more like real life.
Motion Sensor Gaming
There are already consoles and games that offer motion sensors, but this new technology is still in its fledgling stages. Some people will not wish to be involved in the game like this, but in certain titles in tennis and more we have already seen this used to good effect. As well as being impressive and enjoyable, there are also health benefits of this, as the extra movement involved in motion sensor games can be good exercise and has even been marketed as a way of losing weight.
Whatever happens in coming years, sports gaming promises to continue to advance in an exciting manner, and who knows how impressive the industry can become in another 20 years?
Ben is a writer and entrepreneur from the UK who runs a blog about the popular Fifa games franchise.
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