What Will Happen in the Gaming World in 2023?
Let’s examine the year we passed and see what could happen in 2023.
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Before see the predictions, let’s take a quick look what happened in 2022:
The best of the year: Elden Ring
Elden Ring has become one of the best open-world games not only this year but also in video game history.
Best debut of the year: Vampire Survivors
Perfectly blending its simple gameplay and looks with basic game design principles, Vampire Survivors has not only hooked millions on the screen but also become the flag bearer of its kind.
Comeback of the year: Cyberpunk 2077
After the terrible release process at the end of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 experienced its second spring 2 years later. Cyberpunk 2077 broke its own player record this year with the influence of the Edgerunners anime and the updates to the game and has made a painful comeback by selling 20 million copies. So, did it turn into a good enough game to make you forget its disgraceful debut? Unfortunately no.
Result of Microsoft — Activision Blizzard lawsuit
Although it was enjoyable to follow the regulatory review process of Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition due to the behind-the-scenes information that has been revealed, after a while it turns into something unpleasant. It is certain that the lawsuit that will be concluded this year will have a significant impact on the future of the industry. Whatever the outcome, we hope it benefits the consumer.
Unfortunately, before the end of the year, we saw or received news that the prices of games on many platforms, especially Steam, increased. 2023 seems to be a year when game prices will peak, not only because of the dollar rate adjustment for Turkey but also because many companies have decided to raise the price of AAA games to the level of $ 70.