Once upon a time, adventure games were the thing. All my friends loved them, played them to death. Fast forward twenty years and sure, they’re making a resurgence, but the consensus was, for at least a decade, they were totally dead! Could this happen with any of the games we play now?
Like, can you foresee a future without first person shooters? Or without the traditional action game? Or without RTS? Is there a genre that you think is completely unsustainable?
I don’t know. It’s hard to tell. These things tend to be cyclical and I think it is possible that people might become a little tired of first person shooters at some point. Maybe not in the next five years, but after that? I dunno.
It feels, to a certain extent, like video game genres have sort of settled. Studios and publishers are very risk averse and tend to only fund games that at least have a chance at making money. So maybe the idea of a genre ‘dying’ is a thing of the past?