What’s Next Mr. Video Games?

by Steve Napierski to Articles

Mr. Video GamesIn the Eighties it was platformers (ie. Super Mario Bros., Contra, Mega Man) and adventure games (ie. Legend of Zelda, Star Tropics, Adventure ). In the Nineties it was beat ‘em ups (ie. Final Fight, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe) and fighting games (ie. Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Soul Caliber III). In the Zeroes shooters (ie. Halo 2, Metroid Prime, Team Fortress 2) and sandbox games (ie. Grand Theft Auto IV, Saints Row 2, Fallout 3). So the question  is: What’s genres will be big on the console market this decade?

With the Wiimotes, Playstation Move and Project Natal either on the scene or horizons there’s potentials for brand new genres that could never have existed before. Or maybe the next console incarnation will be so computer integrated that home consoles themselves will be the ideal place for gamers to play such things as MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing game). Or maybe the console market will dry up completely and the video game industry will mainly reside elsewhere.

I honestly don’t know. Though it is still fun to speculate what the future has to offer.

Discussion (3)¬

  1. MarthKoopa
    MarthKoopa says:
    March 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    Action games, Armored Core 5 will pave the way

  2. LittLeLives
    LittLeLives says:
    March 17, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Action games, but specifically things like Dota-likes or other versus/RPG hybrids.

  3. gaul
    gaul says:
    March 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I think the 2010′s are going to be when mmo’s get really big like mw2 numbers, and mabye rts games with sc2 coming out at the start that might set some things off.