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What will be the next dominant genre in gaming?

7/26/12 1:00pm

As the next generation of consoles is vastly approaching, people wonder what will be the next trend in gaming. Included in this is what will be the next big genre in the industry. In this generation we have the FPS, but what about the future?

Since some speculation is always good let’s look at a genre that I think could be big next gen (it’s also gaining momentum this gen.). Well the genre I believe will be the next dominant genre are fighting games. This is my first post and criticism and g1 thoughts are always appreciated.

Love this game.

When you think about it fighters have gained momentum in gaming lately. Fighters have always had a following but I believe this gen helped revive fighting games. An example would be the obvious Street Fighter 4 which was a benchmark title in the revival of fighters.

Poor Chin.

Within the same year and upcoming years we have seen a plethora of fighting games come out. Here are a few titles that came out in just recent years since Street Fighter 4. Not including re-releases or updated games.

  • Mortal Kombat 9
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • BlazBlue
  • Blazblue Continum Shift
  • Soul Calibur 5
  • Skullgirls
  • Dead or Alive Dimmensions
  • Marvel Vs Capcom 3
  • Tekken 6
  • King Of Fighters XII
  • King Of Fighters XIII
  • Tekken 3D Prime Edition
  • Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Well those are all of the games I thought to include and this isn’t even counting the other sequels, re releases or updates to the games. Also the online community for fighting games has been more welcoming than the FPS genre. Even on Xbox live from time to time I see play people who just want to have fun and play games. But other times I'm tired of seeing nothing but just gyuugh this guy...

All of my hate! All of it!

Any way this is just what I think and as I said before, any criticism or predictions you g1s can think of are appreciated and should be posted in the comments.

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