Monday, December 18, 2006

2007 Trends in Video Computer Games

The demand for video computer games is steadily increasing at a very rapid pace. Computer game designers are working around the clock in order to produce these games to meet the demand. Videogame hardware makers have sold hundreds of millions of units driving the demand even harder. Likewise, the world of computer video games and virtual reality simulators for industry are merging. Videogame design strategies for the future are also evolving. Perhaps you are asking where all this will lead in the future?

For those who write video games and those entrepreneurs who decide which games to write; it is widely known that the more real than videogame is the better it will sell. The more action and features involved the faster the products will roll off the shelves. Video game design strategies for the future will need to encompass the total experience, as the living room becomes a virtual-reality cave and the videogamer is immersed in the experience.

In the future we may see video games all becoming one single game. In other words a football game video may become a road warrior video, as the player leaves the football field and jumps into their car. All video games might merge for the video gamer and allow them a more robust virtual-reality experience.

Eventually video games with enabled artificial intelligence systems will write their own code as the game goes on, thus creating a personal video game of unlimited capacity as the gamer continues creating the world as they go. I hope you will enjoy this thought-provoking discussion on the future of video game design and the virtual-reality experience as technologies collide. Perhaps this article is of interest to propel thought in 2007?
By Lance Winslow