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It’s Game On in 2017!

In 2017, expect the unexpected from the gaming industry. With newer business models and platforms, the New Year looks promising.

The gaming industry is going from strength to strength with each passing year. It is boom time for the industry. This New Year, gaming companies are combining good content and design with the latest technologies and business models to come up with interesting new packages.

At iJugaad, we present the top gaming trends to watch out for this New Year:

1) eSports boom: The eSports industry is expected to hit big time in the coming year. Experts are of the opinion that the market for eSports will touch approximately $1.9 billion by 2018. So in 2017, the figures will be around $1 billion. That’s huge! It is estimated that many people will be tuning into eSports in 2017, if the figures from the previous years are to be believed.

2) Graphics galore: This New Year, be prepared to be flooded with awesome graphics when you try out the latest games. This holds true for mobile games as well. In 2017, developers are all set to debut games with stunning visuals and fluid graphics. Some games are developed so that you can interact with the visuals and this adds to the overall gaming experience.

3) Developing new business models: One of the key developments to look out for in 2017 is the evolution of new business models. Companies are witnessing a switch from free-to-play models to more straightforward monetization ones. Only time will tell if this shift is for the better or not.

4) A platform for diverse content: In the coming year, experts believe that gaming companies are willing to invest more if games being developed prove to be a platform for diverse content. This is proposed so that over the years, the games yield revenue for longer periods of time.