For a while, it seemed like the next big thing in games would be companion gaming; games that would be made better by having a companion app on a tablet. Much of that excitement has gone away, with The Division being just about the only game on the horizon to really push that aspect. VR’s coming in the future, of course, but there’s no word on when that will be.
The current trend in games seems to be 4v1 gaming – and it seems to have sprung up on its own. Of course, the big one is Evolve, which pits 4 hunters against a player-controlled giant monster.
Then there’s Fable Legends, which pits 4 adventurers against a player-controlled Dungeon keeper; Dying Light which pits four survivors against a mutated zombie; Shadow Realms which pits four role-players against a dungeon master and Gamers on the Internet, which alleges to pit four Call of Duty players against your mom.
What’s next? seen any trends arising? What would you like to be next? My guess? A lot more playable women in AAA games going forward.
Personally, I would like even more games to feature couch co-op campaigns but as far as trends go, it’s one that’s already passed.
Last Updated: August 29, 2014