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Trends[edit | edit source]

COVID-19[edit | edit source]

The game industry booms, as people hunker down at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] Some game retailers initially resisted closing down during lockdowns by declaring themselves essential businesses, to widespread criticism.[2] Numerous high profile games are delayed due to COVID-19.[3][4] Game development companies move to work from home, with some such as Square Enix planning to allow work from home after the pandemic ends.[5][6] Animal Talking leverages the Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a medium to create a highly successful talk show that rivals and outcompetes traditional media during early pandemic restrictions.[7]

The pandemic simulation game Plague Inc., which was originally released eight years prior in 2012,[8] gains massive popularity, with the developers releasing an update to enhance the educational experience of the game in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.[9] The developer of Plague Inc. also donated $250,000 to CEPI and WHO to help fight the pandemic.[9] The older 2008 flash game Pandemic 2 also experiences a surge of popularity.[10]

As things began to reopen, masks were still common at gaming events, such as can be seen here at the 2021 Taipei Game Show.

In 2021 the Truck Simulator series held a virtual trucking event in solidarity with real truckers delivering COVID-19 vaccines.[11] Players from around the globe organized a virtual graduation ceremony using Minecraft.[12]

COVID-19 increased the public profile of virtual reality applications,[13] potentially increasing interest in VR gaming as a result. AR gaming proved to help some seeking reprieve from isolation.[14] As gyms closed, interest in Exergaming greatly increased by those looking to get fit while isolating.[15][16]

Though its launch was delayed by COVID-19, the first Super Nintendo World theme park in Osaka, Japan was shown in a video tour online by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.[17][18]

Groups dedicated to tracking the availability of game consoles during the shortages sometimes assisted in finding COVID-19 supplies.[19]

Games as a Political Vehicle[edit | edit source]

In the run up to the 2020 United States elections, politicians used online multiplayer games and game streaming to reach out to voters safely during the pandemic.[20][21] The Biden campaign operated a custom Fortnite island with its own minigames.[22] In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which supports user made content, digital yard signs were distributed by the Biden campaign.[23] Though the official Trump campaign mocked campaigning in games,[24] independent efforts by his supporters also made Animal Crossing signs,[25] as well as using the massively popular game Among Us to promote their candidate.[26] Following the election a video was posted of President Biden playing Mario Kart Arcade GP DX with Naomi Biden at Camp David.[27][28]

Developer Welfare Concerns[edit | edit source]

Concerns for developer welfare continued from the previous decade into the 2020's.

In particular there were a number of high profile incidents at major game developer companies.[29][30] This lead to increased calls for, and corporate pushback against, unionizing.[31][32][33]

Concerns of child labor in the industry were also raised.[34][35]

Popular Genres[edit | edit source]

2020[edit | edit source]

A Manhattan GameStop is boarded up in the turbulent year of 2020. Many American retailers boarded up their windows in preparation for turbulent events.[37]

Apple vs. Epic[edit | edit source]

In August 2020, Apple and Epic begin disputing payment systems on the Apple App store, resulting in the game Fortnite being removed from the App Store.[38] Coupled with increasing scrutiny from lawmakers, Apple reduces their cut from 30% to 15% for developers making under a million dollars annually, a move said to benefit indie game developers.[39][40]

Ninth generation of video game consoles[edit | edit source]

The first ninth generation consoles launch in November 2020.[41] 3D audio, SSD storage, and raytracing support is a common trend in this generation.[42][43] Initially supplies of new PS5 and Xbox Series consoles are quickly bought up.[44][45]

2021[edit | edit source]

Economy[edit | edit source]

GameStop Stock[edit | edit source]

GameStop stock chart from 2021.

Defying expectations, in January 2021 Redditors send the stock of the physical game retailer GameStop soaring over 1600%.[46][47] This had broader implications for the overall market, as the reactions from some firms caused some members of Congress to begin looking into the event.[48]

Blockchain[edit | edit source]

CryptoDragons, one of many NFTs which attempted to find a niche in gaming.

Some game developers and game artists turn to non-fungible tokens as an additional revenue stream, with concerns over environmental impact and issues with rights leading to controversy.[49][50][51]

Major PC game distributor Valve banned games using blockchain, NFT, and cryptocurrency from it's distribution platform Steam by October 15th, 2021.[52] Competitor Epic continued to allow such games on it's Epic Games Store.[53]

Collectables[edit | edit source]

Collectables soared in value, with a sealed and graded copy of Super Mario 64 selling for over 1.5 million US dollars.[54][55] This was the first publicized instance of a single copy of a video game selling for over one million US dollars.[56] This was quickly surpassed, with an unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. selling for 2 million dollars.[57][58]

Mint[edit | edit source]

The United States Mint mixed game collecting with coin collecting with the production of the manganese-brass 2021 New Hampshire American Innovation $1 coin, which honored Ralph Baer, and the development of the Magnavox Odyssey.[59] The reverse of the coin was designed by artist Christina Hess and depicted gameplay generated by the Odyssey prototype, the "Brown Box".[59][60] Upon release the coin proved to be popular among collectors, selling 785,700 coins in 6 days.[61]

This is recognized as the first time the United States Mint created currency featuring a video game.[62]

Other[edit | edit source]

2021 also saw increased investment in gaming companies by sovereign wealth funds.[63]

Technology[edit | edit source]

Neural Implants[edit | edit source]

In 2021 the game Pong was used to demonstrate a wireless neural implant to the public.[64]

Xbox 2042[edit | edit source]

In October 2021 Microsoft released a speculative concept of what an Xbox might look like in 2042.[65][66] Technologies included in this work of speculative fiction included a holographic interface, a neural interface, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and quantum technology.[67][68] The fictitious console were touted as being "90% smaller", while using 1 exaFlop of performance to ouptup 32k video in between 240 and 480 frames per second.[69][70]

Nuclear Handheld Game Console Mod[edit | edit source]

Tritium radioluminescence is responsible for powering the mod.

Ian Charnas attracted much attention in 2021 with the development of a nuclear powered handheld game mod.[71]

The modded console captured the output of 25 vials luminescent Trintium vials placed between 2 conventional solarphotovoltaic cells, and then stored the continuous 1.5 microwatts of output energy in thin film solid state batteries.[72][73][71] The console was not capable of continuous operation, but could play a clone of Tetris for 55 minutes[72] once every one to two months.[71][74] The system power source should last for 25 years,[72] though some media sources stated the system to have an operational life of 100 years.[71]

The system was raffled to raise proceeds for the charity Chernobyl Children International.[75][76]

Culture[edit | edit source]

For the first time, the Hugo Awards included video games as finalists in 2021.[77]

The International Olympic Committee hosted their first esports event, the Olympic Virtual Series, beginning on May 13th, 2021.[78][79] The opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games on July 23rd, 2021 included music derived from a number of video games.[80][81]

Some American politicians cited video games as a negative factor in society.[82][83][84]

Fall of Kabul[edit | edit source]

Following the collapse of the Afghanistan government, Gamers in Afghanistan feared that games would once again be banned in their country.[85]

Notable Cross Platform Games of the 2020's[edit | edit source]

Umurangi Generation[edit | edit source]

A 2020 photography game set in an future apocalyptic Tauranga, New Zealand.[86] The game was developed by a Māori developer, and was noted for it's themes of colonization from the perspective of the colonized.[87][88]

Read more about Umurangi Generation on Wikipedia.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Resources[edit | edit source]

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