As we know, the gaming industry is a highly changeable one and so it should be. The typical gamer in Canada almost always has something new to look forward to in this sector as we’ve moved from handheld games to the brand-new, innovative open-world games we see online now.

Our writer, Kevin Cochran, has some great thoughts on this and many other subjects and you can catch his work here. Now though, let’s take you through what we believe to the best gaming trends 2021.

Future Gaming Innovations

Gaming isn’t the only thing changing all the time, as many of us also love a forward-thinking online casino. One concept we always love is playing new casino games, and even better when they are based on an instant withdrawal casino platform.

Already some great work is being done by the folks over at Design Bump, while many great companies in Canada are helping to shape the future of gambling online to both in terms of design and substance.

Right now, trends in technology are very volatile and the gaming experience cannot be described as being the same from one twelve-month period to the next. So, looking forward, here is some of the new technology coming out in 2021.

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1. Immersive Online Casino Games

Online slots are a good example of how the things are supposed to be these days. Rather than designing fruit-based slot games over and over, developers have given us different themes over the years to keep us interested.

With the advent of virtual reality headsets, the games we saw as rather two-dimensional can now become something much, much better. Virtual reality, 3D games, the live dealer experience and many more things can and will change for the better in 2021.

2. Cloud Gaming

Where will gaming be in 10 years’ time? Well, one element we know will be important is that of cloud gaming. Some brilliant cloud gaming experiences are already available in Canada and it promises to bring about more significant change in the coming twelve months.

The concept isn’t entirely brand-new, very few game developers have looked at it seriously until now with its primary use having been made by companies such as Google. XCloud by Microsoft has already been launched and they may be at the forefront of this movement.

3. 5G Mobile Gaming

Some are still skeptical about it, but now 5G promises to revolutionize the gaming world next year. As we know, China leads the way with this technology at present but now the UK, USA and soon Canada will be seeing its full benefits.

Given that it can perhaps achieve speeds of up to ten times that of 4G, it goes hand-in-hand with the penchant for gaming on the move and gaming via smartphones and tablets so it simply has to be at the forefront of any top developer’s mind going forward.

4. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

AR and VR as we know them are now becoming available in reliable formats having made slow starts in the gaming market.

It is anticipated that the VR market alone could be worth USD215 million in 2021, so you can bet that developers in Canada and all over the world will want to get their piece of the pie. To do so, they will need to produce ground-breaking content and that is something we can all look forward to.

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5. Social Gaming

Gaming and social media are no longer mutually exclusive concepts. As the years have gone by, we have interacted to a degree via gaming and headsets, while on social media some fairly basic games have been designed.

Now, we will see even more social interaction via gaming which has been boosted by more people being online in 2020 due to various lockdowns around the world and it looks set to grow even more.

Conclusion

We have a lot to look forward to in 2021, both in terms of new technology and in the way we get our gaming fix. Here’s to the gaming industry continuing to thrive.