What Game Genres Are Predicted to Be Popular in 2023

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There’s no doubt that gaming has, for a long time, been a lot of people’s favorite occupation or free time activity. With the broad variety of games and the, what seems to be, a constant shift in new arrivals and new upcoming games, it can be almost impossible to settle on the right game to play. Therefore, in this article, you will read more about what types of games are predicted to become popular or maintain their popularity in 2023.

Sports Games: FIFA and NFL

Perhaps it doesn’t come as that big of a shock to most that games such as FIFA and NFL will maintain their popularity in 2023. The game series is constantly providing new games and with the wide popularity that already surrounds the actual sports, it makes perfect sense that this game genre continues to grow in popularity.

FIFA 2023 is already out and has been since September 2022 and has been well received by the population. The same goes for Madden NFL 2023 which was released back in august 2022. It all comes down to supply and demand, and the demand is surely high, especially for FIFA games, since the series is available in 51 countries in 18 different languages. Furthermore, FIFA EA was the most popular game in 2022 and the popularity will continue to grow as some of the most popular and recent best players are being a bigger feature in the newer games, for example, Kylian Mbappe and Sam Kerr were unveiled as FIFA 23 cover stars. So, it’s safe to say that these types of sports games know how to keep an audience interested.

While Autumn is usually the peak season for sporting titles, 2K is bringing a superkick to Spring as WWE 2K23 is set to release in March. 2K has conquered the basketball world but their endeavors into the world of sports entertainment are still finding their footing. In addition, EA Sports will make its long awaited return to the golfing genre with the impending release of EA Sports PGA Tour on multiple consoles. While the heavy hitters may not release for some time, the Spring is a time for experimentation in the sports genre.

Fast-Paced Table Games: Casino

For a long time, we have been aware of the broad variety of casino games that exists. This is one of the main reasons why people enjoy this type of game so much. Casino games have always been popular; however, they are growing in popularity once again, and are predicted to become even more popular over the next couple of years.

The thrill and rush of gambling on something that you could or could not win any money on is very exciting and nerve-wrecking, to say the least. Most people like to play fast-paced, fun games such as poker, roulette, or even slot games and have been enjoying these for years.

Even though we think we’ve seen it all, these casinos constantly come up with new, exciting games that keep us interested and on our toes. It’s interesting to see what will come up in this fun genre in 2023!

New games like Playojo’s Wild Beach Party and Playzee’s Tiger Kingdom continue to make additions to the genre which embraces gaming more and more with each passing year.

First-Person Shooter: Call of Duty and Counter-Strike

Last on our list is the very well-known first-person shooter games. These games have also been around for a long time, however, there are always new, advanced games that keep us hooked on this genre. But even with all the newer games, which are also fun, we enjoy the “classics” even if they get renewed or newer versions of the series appear.

Counter-Strike has been around for a long time, and the same goes for Call of Duty. Sure, there have been multiple newer releases, but what keeps people interested in these games can partially be explained by the love of Esports as people enjoy watching others play, especially games such as Counter Strike and Call of Duty. This gives people the desire to play themselves as well, and even though the genre in itself is popular, Esports has definitely helped them maintain their popularity.

While it hasn’t yet received a release date, Payday 3 is expected to make a huge splash this year. The Payday series is one of the most engrossing FPS series in recent memory and fans have been waiting for the third instalment for some time. The violence keeps on coming as Dead Island 2 is scheduled to release this April, the game sees the player take on zombies in a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Those should be more than enough to tide everyone over until the next Call of Duty or Far Cry release


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