India has millions of players engaging and earning from online gaming. From mobile gaming to top-notch gaming consoles, a considerable population has shown great enthusiasm towards online gaming. According to a report by Business Today, it is believed that the gaming industry is set to hit USD 1 billion mark this year.
Let’s take a close look at the trends that will shape the industry in 2021.
It is quite certain that 4G networking has helped the industry prosper by leaps and bounds and 5G will open doors to several more opportunities. Once 5G is established in India, it will benefit the gamers with respect to gaming speed and more. Globally too, the US and China are already fighting to dominate 6G as that would lead to a revolution in the virtual world. Mobile internet penetration in India is also rising exponentially, claim the news reports.
According to estimates, over the last 10 years over 2.2 billion people have used their mobile phones for playing games. The number of gamers using mobile phones to engage in online gaming is showing steady growth. The belief about gamers acing at online gaming due to their perfect setup to play is slowly changing .
Virtual Reality (VR) has made a headway and is slowly offering a larger than life visual experience for everybody. By 2021, the VR revenue is touted to hit USD 20 billion mark. Virtual reality provides an immersive gaming experience which is unparalleled.
From gamers to be accepted as professionals in the industry will be a huge step forward. Social acceptance makes it easy for an aspiring gamer to not worry about being questioned and criticized.
The youth are equally interested in streaming their favourite online games. There is a trend that is showing an upward graph where gamers host live chat shows, podcasts, hosting streams about newly launched games, and so on. By the end of this year, the number of streamers could probably even overtake gamers.
This explosive growth in the industry will also require self-regulation and well chalked out guidelines. One can safely say that the online gaming industry is going to witness a massive boom in the coming future. For more such articles, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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