Video games were started to develop in early 1960, at that time a small device specially dedicated for games were invented, from then to now it was a humongous change in quality and appearance of the video games, they are more related to your daily lifestyle. Heroics work (like building your own city/town, fighting against villains to save your city, games related to real-life sport, etc.)
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As we are entering the era of the metaverse where everything from meeting to sports, to clubbing all will be in virtual space. Here sports doesn’t mean just video games or online sports, now you will be able to play with your friends, or even strangers from the world, physically in any corner of the world, sounds interesting?
So In the upcoming period to understand the metaverse easily, you should know today’s generation video games because the interface of present video games is kind of similar to the metaverse interface.
The current generation is interested in computer games as well as mobile games.
Here are some games which thrill youngsters. Or can be said which are popular among today's generation.
It is a sandbox video game developed by the Swedish video game developer Mojang Studios. It is the biggest selling video game of all time. Minecraft is one of the most popular and has over 1 trillion viewers on YouTube, and not only this, its early version has won the “one of the greatest video game of all the time” award.
There are five different modes in this game. It’s a 3-d blocky structure game where you may extract the sand, metal, and water from an infinite terrain structure.
You can fight with bots controlled by a computer called ’mobs’ and in this, you can compete with your friends & random players from any part of the world.
The founder of the game ‘Markus Persson’ once told the reason why it is being called Minecraft, he said there is a combination of the word ‘mine’ which means mining ore and metal, and crafts are for creating or building things from that ore.
In a Swedish secondary school, a teacher introduced Minecraft in their curriculum, as they believe that this game gives an idea of town planning, resources management, how things need to be done, environmental issues, and how to plan for the future to the younger generation.
Grand Theft Auto V:
The founder of GTA V is Rockstar North and it is published by Rockstar Games in 2013. Since its release, It is the seventh main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, as we know previously popular entries are Vice City and San Andreas.
It gained so much popularity because of its interactive interface and its developers constantly maintaining it and now they are even thinking of launching GTA VI.
It is an action-adventure game, where we can play either from a first-person perspective or a third-person perspective. It starts with a robbery scene, where you can complete tasks, or either you can roam freely in the open world. The base campaign has a very exciting storyline, you’re surely going to love it.
It is an immense shooting survival game and, it is developed and launched by Epic Games in 2017. At that time so many games had been launched like (apex legends, call of duty, Players Unknown Battleground, free fire, etc.) with the same concept but in PC space Fortnite made it to the top because of different graphics and features from their competitors.
It majorly has three modes: Save the world, Battle Royale, and Creative mode where Save the World mode distinguished it from all others competitors.
When it was launched it was gaining so much popularity and winning lots of prizes in different categories, after many years of launch they still have a separate fan base.
Red Dead Redemption 2:
Another action and adventure game from Rockstar games. It is one of the highest-rated games on PS4 (playstation 4) and Xbox. They launched it in 2018, and within some time it gained so much popularity.
It is a sequel to the red dead series. It’s an excellent game to take a break from daily busy routine life.
It is one of the most expensive video games ever made. But it’s surely worth it. It is themed on the environment of western and southern United States of 1899.
Player Unknown’s Battleground:
The PC version of this game was developed and published by PUBG Corporation & Krafton in 2017. Its mobile version launched under Tencent in 2018.
Especially in India, the mobile version of this game breaks all the records in downloading and playing hours, and after this game was launched, there was an unexpected hike for the Esports community in India.
We can estimate the craze for this game by only knowing the fact that even once the Prime Minister of India mentioned it funnily while addressing the parents of the country.
The objective of this game is Land, Loot, Survive. Land on strategic locations, loot weapons and supplies and survive to become the last team or man standing across various diverse Battlegrounds. Squad up and join the experience that only this game can offer.
It is a multiplayer game developed and published by Inner sloth in 2018. It had become very popular during the pandemic, as everyone in their home needed something new, and Among us was perfect to fulfill their need with an amazing concept.
The story of the game is based on the Science fiction horror film ‘The Thing’ and in this game, there is a spaceship where 10-15 players with one imposter are present, and all the players need to find out the imposter and imposter should kill all the players to win the game, and also between this players have to do some tasks. The concept of this game is surely an out of the box concept.
It’s a battle royale game developed by Mediatonic and launched by Devolver Digital on 4 August 2020. It has the same story as `` Among Us in popularity.
It has players in the shape of jelly beans where they have to complete the task in time on different maps and the players who are not able to complete the tasks are eliminated and the remaining one who completes all the tasks is crowned in the last.
There is so much scope in the gaming industry as in present Esports industry is 290 crore rupees and it’s going to be increased by the CAGR of 46%, & in 2025 it’s going to be 1100 crore rupees.
So if you want to stream all those games or want to be a part of this huge gaming industry this is a perfect time because the graph of this industry is going to increase exponentially.
So given games are well-liked and accepted by most of the youth and according to them, they are also enjoying playing them. If you have not tried these games, you should give them a try, you will surely love the experience.