For the past couple of years there is one specific type of game that has reigned supreme among gamers and that is first person shooters. For instance, the Call of Duty franchise has made over $3 Billion in retail sales and that number will only grow with next-gen consoles.
This type of game is very popular because you can play it on line with a group of your friends and the multi-players aspect is where these type of games shine.
They do have single player component, but it’s very short, with it lasting no more than five hours. When someone purchases a game like this, playing the single player campaign is the last thing on their mind.
The one thing that makes games really enticing is that developers are constantly adding DLC in the form of more maps and some games will even have their own story just for the multi-player alone. It’s no wonder that this type of game is popular and will continue to grow in the future.
However, there is another type of game that is emerging and could become just as popular. This is open-world games, where you are allowed to explore the environment that you are playing in.
This is popular, because there is no set path and the story is not linear like it is with first person shooters. They afford gamers with the ability to solve a challenge in a variety of ways.
Another great thing about this type of game is that there is lasting appeal, where you can spend numerous hours playing the game once the main story is complete.
One game in particular that is coming out and is expected to be a big hit is Ubisoft’s new IP Watch Dogs. This is an open-word game that allows you to explore the city of Chicago and you can use the environment to your advantage by tackling puzzles in different ways.
There are other games like this coming out in the fall including the highly anticipated GTA V from Rockstar, and the new Saint’s Row game. The new Saint’s Row game is different, because it’s very over-the-top and does take itself too serious in respect to the game play and story.
These games represent a shift of what gamers are used to and it will be interesting to see how well they do when they hit shelves later this year.