How 2023 Became the Best Year for Gaming Ever?
In 2023, the gaming industry launched a record number of high-quality games, developed new technologies, and saw esports thrive. The global gaming market earned $187.7 billion, a record. At least 40% of the world played games monthly, making them more popular and accessible.
Cloud gaming, VR, and AR allowed gamers to stream games without downloading them, changing the way we play. Professional gamers earned millions in prize money and millions of people watched major tournaments online and in person.
Baldur’s Gate 3, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Resident Evil 4, Elden Ring, and Ragnarok are 2023 gaming highlights. Games were very popular, and players supported each other and created new content. Diversity and inclusiveness in gaming were promoted by #GamerGate, while #FreeMelee pushed to keep Super Smash Bros. Melee competitive.
Games like Stray, Tunic, and Cult of the Lamb kept indie gaming alive. Game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus gained popularity by offering a library of games for a monthly charge. More women, people of color, and people with disabilities are playing games than before.
Disability-friendly features like customizable difficulty settings, remappable controllers, and subtitles are being included by game creators. 2023 saw the gaming industry develop and adapt with new technologies, business structures, and a more varied and inclusive society.
The year is not done yet. Recently, big titles like Assassins Creed Mirage and Spider-Man 2 came out. So, 2023 was the best ever gaming year for the fans, for the industry, for the community, and for the companies as the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Billzards came true.