Online gaming is one of the best ways to have fun. Online gaming trends have changed over the decades with the integration of new technology. These were the key online gaming trends of 2016.
Pokemon Go was the most trending online game of 2016. The game had gained immense popularity firstly due to its innovative utilization of the smartphone’s GPS to produce a real life sense of adventure in your role as a Pokemon Trainer. And secondly due to the unforgettable nostalgia it had brought to everyone who loved the classic Game Boy version and the TV series. Posting gaming videos online showcasing the capture or hatching of a new egg. Unfortunately, the game lost its popularity after disappointing fans with the lack of new updates or gameplay changes.
The online adventure-survival-exploration game deserves a special mention. It originally challenged the online gamer with a galaxy consisting of 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets, which would take 5 billion years to fully explore. No Man’s Sky was supposed to spark a new trend in the genre of space exploration gaming. However it turned out to be one of the greatest disappointments of 2016.
Overwatch is an online fps (first person shooter) trend setter. The gameplay is fantastic and shared elements from various popular online fps games such as Team Fortress, Battle Field, and Call of Duty. Overwatch still remains a trending online game with the addition of new heroes, gameplay updates, and a growing community of gamers.
This is an ever growing online gaming trend. It has been one of the oldest “branches” of online gaming from the classic Warcraft , DOTA, StarCraft, League of Legends, and now DOTA 2 to name a few. These games have sparked the trend for setting high prize pools, and a massive online gaming community. One of the most trending aspects of online games such as DOTA 2 and League of Legends is the scale of the tournaments.