Video game industry

Current Events in the Video Game Industry:
The video game industry today is a behemoth in the economic world due to its increasing value among the general public. Lately, there are many major events occurring in this industry that will have a large impact on the future of video games as a whole. Whether it’s the release of a new AAA title game or Microsoft’s never ending expansion, there is a lot to cover about this subject.

Dying Light 2 is a game that has been in development for the past few years. Following an outstanding release of the first game, along with an even better release of the only major DLC, an unbelievable amount of hype and skepticism have greeted the announcement of the sequel. Now that the game has actually been released for a few days, the reviews are starting to speak for themselves. While many hardcore gamers recognize the vast differences between Dying Light 2 and its predecessor, the positive feedback on the game has been incredible. That’s not to say that there haven’t been drawbacks though. Because of the sheer size of the open world map and all its entities, the game has faced some bugs and unexpected crashes among console and PC gamers alike. Techland, the developers of both Dying Light installments, have been working tirelessly to fix any issues that need addressing and overall create the game they initially intended.

Now, new releases aren’t the only interesting topics of conversation over these past couple weeks. Microsoft, one of the largest corporations involving the gaming industry, has just purchased Activision. The reason this transfer of ownership is so lucrative is because Activision holds all rights to the Call of Duty series, which is one of the most widely played multiplayer video games presently. This transaction occurred on January 18th, 2022, for the rather insane price of 68.7 billion USD according to the New York Times. Creating an uncertain, yet potentially positive outcome for the series, Microsoft has announced that instead of a yearly installment in the Call of Duty franchise, a bi yearly game will be added for more development time to be given to each project. This will most likely make for much more enjoyable content, but we will only know with time.

Along with these two stories, more topics of interest are in development, but without enough information to back the details they will have to wait for a future article. The gaming world is expanding rapidly and is becoming one of the most high earning industries in the modernizing world. As this market increases, so does the output of news that relates to it.