￼The gaming industry is the future of entertainment￼
- 16 Apr 2022
Have you watched Ready Player 1, a movie by Steven Spielberg? The film takes us to a futuristic world where people live in a virtual world and become characters in it. I think something like this may happen in the distant future where we can live two lives just like Ready Player One.
As per a Statista report, the worldwide gaming market will be worth $268.8 billion by 2025. The figure was $178 billion in 2021. The gaming sector shows an impressive growth rate. Gaming was the biggest entertainment business, worth $178 billion in 2021. Well, all these facts tell us a story, and you can see a bigger picture.
I remember back in the 90s, the gaming industry was limited to the rich kids. Today, you will come across gamers in every country. The gaming industry is growing. The release of new innovative games has made gaming one of the most popular forms of entertainment worldwide.
I feel gaming has the upper hand over other entertainment like movies or web series. A game allows you to become a character in a game; this is more engaging than watching a TV show or movie. Of course, smartphones have made mobile gaming one of the most popular forms of gaming, and this trend is expected to continue.
Of course, this is a valid reason for parents to worry. Children may get addicted to playing games. We should be conscious and ensure our children don’t become addicted. However, I don’t see any problem with young people who make a career out of gaming. Let me give you an interesting example: a knife in a surgeon’s hand can save a life, while a knife in the hand of a criminal can take a life.
There is no denying the gaming industry has a bright future ahead. However, there are certain negative aspects of gaming that need attention. I’m a very optimistic guy when it comes to technology, I hope we can deal with the negatives and allow technology to take us to a whole new world.
Let me know your views.